Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice

)  
9780198811237: Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2019

A single word―"Auschwitz"―is often used to encapsulate the totality of persecution and suffering involved in what we call the Holocaust.

Yet a focus on a single concentration camp - however horrific, however massively catastrophic its scale - leaves an incomplete story, a truncated history. It cannot fully communicate the myriad ways in which individuals became tangled up on the side of the perpetrators, and obscures the diversity of experiences among a wide range of victims as they struggled and died, or managed, against all odds, to survive. In the process, we also miss the continuing legacy of Nazi persecution across generations, and across continents.

Mary Fulbrook's encompassing book expands our understanding, exploring the lives of individuals across a full spectrum of suffering and guilt, each one capturing one small part of the greater story. Reckonings seeks to explore the disjuncture between official myths about dealing with the past, on the one hand, and the extent to which the vast majority of Nazi perpetrators evaded justice, on the other.

The Holocaust is not mere history, and the memorial landscape barely hints at the maelstrom of reverberations of the Nazi era at a personal level. Reckonings illuminates the stories of those who remained outside the media spotlight, situating their experiences in changing wider contexts, as both persecutors and persecuted sought to account for the past, forge new lives, and make sense of unprecedented suffering.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

This volume deserves prizes ... It is a sense of deep injustice, as well as horror, that will overcome readers of Reckonings: its main theme is how the overwhelming majority of those involved in the murder of an estimated six million men, women and children were either never brought to justice or were dealt with so leniently that it amounted to an insult to the victims. (Dominic Lawson, The Daily Mail)

The great strength of this book comes not from its revelations, but from the impact of the massive amount of information that [Fulbrook] has marshalled and the compelling way in which she has woven it together ... Mary Fulbrook has given that imbalance and failure to do justice the recognition it so well deserves. She had done so in an impressive and, if one can say so about such a depressing and distressing story, elegant fashion. (Deborah Lipstadt, Times Literary Supplement)

This masterly book challenges the ways, seven decades after the end of the war, that Europeans remember and commemorate a crime that still lies beyond understanding. (Christopher Hale, History Today)

Extraordinarily well-researched, filled with heartbreaking, heroic and harrowing life stories, Reckonings is comprehensive, cogent and compelling. Fulbrook's book is a must-read for anyone interested in the realities - and the legacies - of the Nazi Past. (Glenn C. Altschuler, The Jerusalem Post)

Well-written and impeccably researched, Mary Fulbrook's account of Nazi crime and punishment is a work of substance. (Pauline Paucker, Camden New Journal)

Book Description:

Winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2019

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mary Fulbrook
Published by Oxford University Press, United Kingdom (2018)
ISBN 10: 0198811233 ISBN 13: 9780198811237
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2018. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. A single word-"Auschwitz"-is often used to encapsulate the totality of persecution and suffering involved in what we call the Holocaust. Yet a focus on a single concentration camp - however horrific, however massively catastrophic its scale - leaves an incomplete story, a truncated history. It cannot fully communicate the myriad ways in which individuals became tangled up on the side of the perpetrators, and obscures the diversity of experiences among a wide range of victims as they struggled and died, or managed, against all odds, to survive. In the process, we also miss the continuing legacy of Nazi persecution acrossgenerations, and across continents. Mary Fulbrook's encompassing book expands our understanding, exploring the lives of individuals across a full spectrum of suffering and guilt, each one capturing one small part of the greater story. Reckonings seeks to explore the disjuncture between official myths about dealing with the past, on the one hand, and the extent to which the vast majority of Nazi perpetrators evaded justice, on the other. The Holocaust is not mere history, and the memorial landscape barely hints at the maelstrom of reverberations of the Nazi era at a personal level. Reckonings illuminates the stories of those who remained outside the media spotlight, situating their experiences in changing wider contexts, as both persecutors and persecuted sought to account for the past, forge new lives, and make sense of unprecedented suffering. Seller Inventory # AOP9780198811237

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
20.01
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Mary Fulbrook (author)
Published by OUP Oxford 2018-10-11, Oxford (2018)
ISBN 10: 0198811233 ISBN 13: 9780198811237
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description OUP Oxford 2018-10-11, Oxford, 2018. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780198811237

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
19.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Mary Fulbrook
ISBN 10: 0198811233 ISBN 13: 9780198811237
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description 2018. Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover. A single word--Auschwitz--is sometimes used to encapsulate the totality of persecution and suffering involved in what we call the Holocaust. Yet focusing on a single concentration camp, ho.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 672 pages. 1.042. Seller Inventory # 9780198811237

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
35.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

FULBROOK, MARY
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0198811233 ISBN 13: 9780198811237
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Oxford University Press. Couverture rigide. Condition: Neuf. Seller Inventory # 8326

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
27.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.11
From France to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Mary Fulbrook
Published by OUP Oxford 2018-10-11 (2018)
ISBN 10: 0198811233 ISBN 13: 9780198811237
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description OUP Oxford 2018-10-11, 2018. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6666-LBR-9780198811237

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
21.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 14.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Mary Fulbrook
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0198811233 ISBN 13: 9780198811237
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford University Press. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 3 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780198811237

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
24.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 11.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Fulbrook, Mary
Published by Oxford Univ Pr (2018)
ISBN 10: 0198811233 ISBN 13: 9780198811237
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Oxford Univ Pr, 2018. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 657 pages. 9.50x9.50x2.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0198811233

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
24.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Mary Fulbrook
ISBN 10: 0198811233 ISBN 13: 9780198811237
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(Lidcombe, NSW, Australia)

Book Description 2018. Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover. A single word--Auschwitz--is sometimes used to encapsulate the totality of persecution and suffering involved in what we call the Holocaust. Yet focusing on a single concentra.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 672 pages. 1.042. Seller Inventory # 9780198811237

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
30.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 29.66
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds