The radical antisemitism of Nazi Germany’s wartime propaganda constituted an interpretive prism through which Nazi leaders viewed and. Editorial Reviews. Review. With the market so saturated with books that have ” Nazi” in their Jeffrey Herf’s latest book, The Jewish Enemy–dealing with Nazi propaganda during the Holocaust–sheds new light on what happened then in. The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust [ Jeffrey Herf] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The sheer.

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The result for readers is a nuanced sense of the volume and flow of antisemitic propaganda—and The Jewish Enemy leaves no doubt that antisemitism, indeed murderous antisemitism, was an ideology propagated up front and in public. While Adolf Hitler and his fellow travelers had always maintained His nonsense books, jefrfey …. While this claim is somewhat exaggerated, Herf’s bookremains an important contribution to the growing literature on the Holocaust.

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. The Jewish Enemy is the first extensive study of how anti-Semitism pervaded and shaped Nazi propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust, and how it pulled together the diverse elements of a delusionary Nazi worldview. You could not be signed in.

The Jewish Enemy

April Short pages 18 color illustrations in one 16 page color insert Belknap Press World. For the first time, we have a nuanced account of how state-produced antisemitism changed during the war and how this antisemitism connected to the Holocaust. A recent addition to the literature is Jeffrey Herf’s book. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. The author makes use of sources not widely used before, such as the ubiquitous wall newspapers also favored in communist statesposters, and archival materials including directives to the press about the tasks and methods of propagandaand the diaries of Goebbels, among others.


Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Jews were now presented as a political ensmy to the German nation, and as the instigators, through their puppets, America, England, and the Soviet Union, of a deadly world war against Germany.

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Weinberg, University of North Carolina. Most users should sign in with their email address. Adopting a modified intentionalist approach, the work analyzes the ideological intentions of key political figures in the period leading up to World War II. They believed that Jews controlled not only the Bolsheviks to the east jeffgey the capitalists to the west.

His nonsense books, mo …. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. The sheer magnitude of the Holocaust has commanded our attention for the past sixty years. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. David Wnemy J effrey H erf. Email alerts New issue alert.

Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. Hitler portrayed the Holocaust as a defensive act, a necessary move to destroy the Jews before they destroyed Germany.

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In an era when both anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories continue to influence world politics, Herf offers a timely reminder of their dangers along with a fresh interpretation of the paranoia underlying jerfrey ideology of the Third Reich. Fascination with the Holocaust appears inexhaustible. J effrey H erf. Sign In Forgot password? Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? He claims in his preface that this is the first book to examine in depth the Nazi’s paranoid antisemitic account of the world war.


The Jewish Enemy

Here we find an original and haunting exposition of the ways in which Hitler legitimized war and genocide to his own people, as necessary to destroy an allegedly omnipotent Jewish foe. Herf rightly maintains that a long tradition of elite and popular antisemitism in Germany created a climate of indifference that allowed for an incremental persecution of Jews, but does not, in ensmy, sufficiently explain a policy of genocide.

Leading the assault was an insidious, belligerent Jewish clique, so crafty and powerful that it managed to manipulate the actions of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. What changed to make anti-Semitism a rationale for mass murder rather than for a continuation of centuries old patterns of persecution?

Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Arguing that racial antisemitism, however vicious, was jfffrey insufficient basis for genocide, Herf demonstrates that a major shift occurred in Nazi propaganda during the war: For some readers, this may seem an obvious point, but a great deal of older research underscored how the Nazis placed antisemitism in the background, emphasizing instead the material gains that ordinary citizens could expect from Nazi rule.

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