New York: The Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies Graduate Center/The City University of New York and Social Science Monographs, Boulder, 1994. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hardcover. Large Octavo. xlvi, 710pp., i map, xiv 711-1486pp. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, in original dustjackets with graphic design and typography, black lettering on spine.
"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).
Professor Randolph L. Braham is recognized as the world's foremost expert on contemporary Hungarian Jewry. The first edition of The Politics of Genocide has been universally acclaimed a a monumental and definitive scholarly account of the Holocaust in Hungary. The first edition of this work was published at the Columbia University Press in 1981. This second edition appears on the fiftieth anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust in an enlarged and revised edition. Illustrated with some maps, b/w photos and several tables. Dustjacket with minor blemishes. Near fine to fine condition. Item #50464