The place of the Holocaust of Dutch Jewry in a wider historical fabric; approaches of non-Dutch historians

Dan Michman

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Abstract

Asks why a relatively large percentage of Jews from the Netherlands were deported and killed, although they had been well integrated in Dutch society. Surveys works on the Holocaust by non-Dutch historians, most of whom either fail to mention the Netherlands at all or mention it very briefly. Among the few who relate to the Netherlands more extensively, only Raul Hilberg attempts to provide an answer to the question, pointing out the determination and efficiency of Seyss-Inquart, as well as the efficiency of many Austrian-born Nazis who were in the area. Contends that non-Dutch historians have largely ignored the extensive research on the Holocaust carried out by Dutch historians in the 1950s-60s because most of this research has not been translated, and stresses the importance of either studying the Dutch works or having them translated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDutch Jews as Perceived by Themselves and by Others
Pages373-391
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2001

RAMBI Publications

  • RAMBI Publications
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Netherlands
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography

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