The radical antisemitism of Nazi Germany’s wartime propaganda constituted an interpretive prism through which Nazi leaders viewed and. Editorial Reviews. Review. With the market so saturated with books that have ” Nazi” in their Jeffrey Herf’s latest book, The Jewish Enemy–dealing with Nazi propaganda during the Holocaust–sheds new light on what happened then in. The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust [ Jeffrey Herf] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The sheer.

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Calling on impressive archival research, Jeffrey Herf recreates jeftrey wall posters that Germans saw while waiting for the streetcar, the radio speeches they heard at home or on the street, the headlines that blared from newsstands.

The Jewish Enemy

Most users should sign in with their email address. Email alerts New issue alert. What changed to make anti-Semitism a rationale for mass murder rather than for a continuation of centuries old patterns of persecution?

Leading the assault was an insidious, belligerent Jewish clique, so crafty and powerful that it managed to manipulate the actions of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. The overall effect is one of a regime in thrall to its own paranoid fantasies, with devastating consequences that are all too familiar.

No prior study has shown as clearly as this one how central this theme was to German wartime propaganda in all its forms. Sign In Forgot password? Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. Jedish article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.


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Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Here we find an original and haunting exposition of the ways in which Hitler legitimized war and genocide to his own people, as necessary to destroy an allegedly omnipotent Jewish foe. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Edward Lear is an apt character jeffeey think about at Christmas-time.

The extent of atrocities, however, has overshadowed the calculus Nazis used to justify their deeds. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. You do not currently have access to this article.

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He claims in his preface that this is the first book to examine in depth the Nazi’s paranoid antisemitic account of the world war. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. While this claim is somewhat exaggerated, Herf’s bookremains an important contribution to the growing literature on the Holocaust.

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Adopting a modified intentionalist approach, the work analyzes the ideological intentions of key political figures in the period leading up to World War II. Don’t have an account? Herf rightly maintains that a long tradition of elite and popular antisemitism in Germany created a climate of indifference that allowed for an incremental persecution of Jews, but does not, in itself, sufficiently explain a policy of genocide.


For the first time, we have a nuanced account of how state-produced antisemitism changed during the war and how this antisemitism connected to the Holocaust. Sign In or Create an Account. J effrey H erf.

The sheer magnitude of the Holocaust has commanded our attention for the past sixty years. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. The result for readers is a nuanced sense of the volume and flow of antisemitic propaganda—and The Jewish Enemy leaves no doubt that antisemitism, indeed murderous antisemitism, was an ideology propagated up front and in public.

According to German wartime media, it was German citizens who were targeted for extinction by a vast international conspiracy. Jews were now presented as a political threat to the German nation, and as the instigators, through their puppets, America, England, and the Soviet Union, of a deadly world war against Germany.

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