Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Politics of Genocide: The Holocaust in Hungary. 2 Vols.

New York: Columbia University Press, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Large Octavo. xlii, 594pp., x (iii) 595-1269pp. Original black cloth with gilt lettering on cover, gilt lettering and ruling on spine. Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. "The Destruction of the Jews of Hungary constitutes one of the most perplexing chapters in the history of the Holocaust. It is replete with paradoxes. The Jewish community of Hungary, which enjoyed an unparalleled level of development after its legal emancipation in 1867, was the first to be subjected to discriminatory legislation on post-World War I Europe. Conversely, when the Jewish communities of German-occupied Europe were being systematically destroyed during the first four and half years of World War II, the Jewish community of Hungary, though subjected to harsh legal an economic measures and to a series of violent actions, continued to be relatively well off. But when catastrophe struck with the German invasion of the country on March 19, 1944, it was this community that was subjected to the most ruthless and concentrated destruction process of the war." (Preface) Illustrated with some maps, b/w photos and several tables. Very light wear along edges of binding. Interior in fine condition. Very good to fine condition. Item #50460
ISBN: 0231044968

Price: $100.00

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