ERIC Number: ED157857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
On the Holocaust: A Critique of the Treatment of the Holocaust in History Textbooks Accompanied by an Annotated Bibliography.
The booklet reviews the largely inadequate treatment of Nazi persecution of the Jews in history textbooks and presents an annotated list of other books which treat the Holocaust in depth. Studies of texts commonly used in high school, college freshman survey of Western civilization courses, and advanced university history courses show that discussion of the Holocaust is bland and superficial. Some texts, such as R. R. Palmer's survey of modern Europe, briefly mention the murder of Jews and identify the extermination camps, but they do not provide detailed discussion. Even more recently published paperback history "essay" books skim over the persecution and killing. The author concludes that this reticence is due to the fact that scholars have been unwilling to recognize and acknowledge the fact of genocide. For students who want to study the Holocaust on their own, the bibliography lists approximately 150 resources. These are categorized as (1) reference materials (bibliographies and journals), (2) studies of anti-Semitism and the Third Reich, (3) histories and interpretations of the catastrophe, (4) descriptions of ghettos and camps, (5) eyewitness accounts, and (6) world reactions. (AV)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Problems, European History, Higher Education, History Textbooks, Jews, Modern History, Secondary Education, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 315 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10016 ($0.75, paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.