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The Holocaust as Change Agent

Reviewed by Henry L. Feingold

  1. David Vital, "The Future Image of the Jewish People as Envisaged by the Ideologues of Early Zionism," pp. 3-11; and Israel Kolatt, "The Jewish Present and the Zionist Future as Envisaged by the Ideologues of Early Zionism," pp. 13-58.
  2. Jacob Katz, "Was the Holocaust Predictable?" in Yehuda Bauer and Nathan Rotenstreich, eds., The Holocaust as Historical Experience; Essays and a Discussion, (New York: Holmes and Meier, 1981), pp. 23-41.
  3. The various images of the "New Jew" and its place in Zionist ideology and the life of the Yishuv are examined in two of the most incisive papers in this collection: Anita Shapira, "The Fashioning of the ‘New Jew’ in the Yishuv Society," pp. 427-441; and Yoav Gelber, "The Shaping of the ‘New Jew’ in Eretz Israel," pp. 443-461.
  4. Tom Segev, The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust (New York: Hill and Wang, 1993); Shabtai Teveth, Ben-Gurion and the Holocaust (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1996).
  5. Menahem Kaufman, "American Jewry Between the Two World Wars and Its Attitude Toward European Jewry," pp. 143-175.
  6. Bat-Ami Zucker, "Jewish Identity -The Dilemma of American Jewish Communists, 1933-1945," pp. 177-186.
  7. Zvi Bacharach, "Antisemitism as a Twentieth-Century Ideology," pp. 189- 197; Leni Yahil, "Holocaust and Antisemitism in Historical Perspective," pp. 199-241; Yisrael Gutman, "Antisemitism and the Holocaust," pp. 243-265.
  8. Israel Bartal, "Yishuv and Diaspora in Changing Perspectives," pp. 387-397; Jehuda Reinharz, "The Yishuv in the Aftermath of World War I," pp. 399-425.
  9. Isaac Deutscher, The Non-Jewish Jew, and Other Essays (New York: Oxford University Press, 1968).
  10. The term and idea belong to Yosef Gorny, "The Ethos of Holocaust and State and Its Impact on the Contemporary Image of the Jewish People," pp. 709-731.
  11. Yehuda Bauer, "The Impact of the Holocaust on the Establishment of the State of Israel," pp. 545-552; Evyatar Friesel, "The Holocaust: Factor in the Birth of Israel?" pp. 519 544.
  12. Michael R. Marrus, "Varieties of Jewish Resistance: Some Categories and Comparisons in Historiographical Perspective," pp. 269-299.
  13. See section "Fundamental Questions Regarding Jewish Resistance," pp. 337-383.
  14. Shmuel Krakowski, "Legend and Reality in the Mutual Relations Between the Jewish and Polish Resistance Movements," pp. 377-383.
  15. Steven T. Katz, "On the Problematics of Comparative History," pp. 301-319.
  16. Christopher R. Browning, "Modernization, Barbarism, National Socialism and the Holocaust," pp. 321-333. See also idem, Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution (New York: Harper Collins, 1992).