The Holocaust: The Basics is a concise introduction to the study of this seismic event in mid twentieth-century human history.
The book takes an original approach as both a narrative and thematic introduction to the topic, and provides a core foundation for readers embarking upon their own study. It examines a range of perspectives and subjects surrounding the Holocaust, including:
- the perpetrators of the Holocaust
- the victims
- resistance to the Holocaust
- legacies and survivors' memories of the Holocaust.
Suppported by a chronology, glossary, questions for discussion, and boxed case studies that focus the reader's thoughts and develop their appreciation of the subjects considered more broadly, The Holocaust: The Basics is the ideal introduction to this controversial and widely debated topic for both students and the more general reader.