By Yehuda Bauer (432 Pages)Publisher: Scholastic, 2001
Recent history has rendered the word holocaust- strictly defined as wholesale destruction and loss of life, especially by fire- much more specific and horrifying: the willful devastation of the Jewish people by the most inhuman methods ever devised. Dr. Yehuda Bauer traces the roots of anti-Semitism that burgeoned through the ages, and thereby provides a comprehensive, substantive description of how and why this most heinous crime against humanity came to pass. He also follows the survivors through this period and illuminates their role in the development of Israel.
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