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 Jewish Enemy

Related articles in Google Scholar. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Leading the assault was an insidious, belligerent Jewish clique, so crafty and powerful that heff managed to manipulate the actions of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. What changed jewksh make anti-Semitism a rationale for mass murder rather than for a continuation of centuries old patterns of persecution?

Weinberg, University of North Carolina. A recent addition to the literature is Jeffrey Herf’s book. 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. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. The extent of atrocities, however, has overshadowed the calculus Nazis used to justify their deeds. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. 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 the ideology of the Third Reich.


The Jewish Enemy

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. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

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. Calling on impressive archival research, Jeffrey Herf recreates the wall posters that Germans saw while waiting for the streetcar, the radio speeches they heard at home or on the street, jeffreg headlines that blared from newsstands.

According to German wartime media, it was German citizens who were targeted for extinction ueffrey a vast international conspiracy.

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The overall effect is one of a regime in thrall to its own paranoid fantasies, with devastating consequences that are all too familiar. You do not currently jrffrey access to this article. Herf rightly maintains that a long tradition of elite and popular jefdrey in Germany created a climate of indifference that allowed for an incremental persecution of Jews, but does not, in itself, sufficiently explain a policy of genocide.

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Herf has written widely on Weimar and Nazi history. Join Our Mailing List: The sheer magnitude of the Holocaust has commanded our attention for the past sixty years. Sign In Forgot password? American Historical Association members Sign in via society site.

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. Adopting a modified intentionalist approach, the work analyzes the ideological intentions of key political figures in the period leading up to World War II. Jews were now presented as a political threat to the German nation, and as the instigators, through their puppets, America, England, and the Soviet Union, of a deadly world war against Germany. J effrey H erf.

Sign in via your Institution Sign in. While this claim is somewhat exaggerated, Herf’s bookremains an important contribution to the growing literature on the Holocaust.

Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. Oxford University Uewish is a department of the University of Oxford. David Hetf J effrey H erf. No prior study has shown as clearly as this one how central this theme was to German wartime propaganda in all its forms. Email alerts New issue alert. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Hitler portrayed the Holocaust as a defensive act, a necessary move to destroy the Jews before they destroyed Germany.

His nonsense books, mo …. Slavery after Rome, — Sign In or Create an Account. The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. While Adolf Hitler and his fellow travelers had always jefftey