Gray Zones: Ambiguity and Compromise in the Holocaust and its Aftermath (War and Genocide)

Gray Zones: Ambiguity and Compromise in the Holocaust and its Aftermath (War and Genocide)

Jonathan Petropoulos


Few essays concerning the Holocaust are larger recognized or extra vital than Primo Levi's reflections on what he referred to as "the grey zone," a truth within which ethical ambiguity and compromise have been reported. during this quantity comprehensive Holocaust students, between them Raul Hilberg, Gerhard L. Weinberg, Christopher Browning, Peter Hayes, and Lynn Rapaport, discover the terrain that Levi pointed out. jointly they bring about an important interdisciplinary concentration to undergo on well timed and infrequently arguable issues in state of the art Holocaust stories that variety from old research to pop culture. whereas every one essay makes use of a specific technique and argues for its personal thesis, the amount as a complete advances the declare that the extra we find out about the Holocaust, the extra advanced that occasion seems to be. provided that ambiguities and compromises within the Holocaust and its aftermath are pointed out, explored, and from time to time allowed to remain--lest answer lie to us--will our wisdom of the Holocaust and its implications be as complete as possible.

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