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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While this claim is somewhat exaggerated, Herf’s bookremains an important contribution to the growing literature on the Holocaust. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss.

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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. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. Most users should sign in with their email address.

The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. What changed to make anti-Semitism a rationale for mass murder rather than for a continuation of centuries old patterns of persecution?


Sign In or Create an Account. A recent addition to the literature is Jeffrey Herf’s book. Join Our Mailing List: Related articles in Google Scholar. 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.

Hitler portrayed the Holocaust as a defensive act, a necessary move to destroy the Jews before they destroyed Germany.

The Jewish Enemy

Arguing that racial antisemitism, however vicious, was an insufficient basis for genocide, Herf demonstrates that a major shift occurred in Nazi propaganda during the war: To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Don’t have an account? He claims in his preface that this is the first book to examine in depth jdwish Nazi’s paranoid antisemitic account of the world war.

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. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Slavery after Rome, — His nonsense books, mo ….

The Jewish Enemy

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. 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, the headlines that blared from newsstands. You could not be signed in. 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.


If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. 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. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time.

Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. According to German wartime media, it was German citizens who were targeted for extinction by a vast international conspiracy.

They believed that Jews controlled not only the Bolsheviks to the east but the capitalists to the west. 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.

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.

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