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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They believed that Jews controlled not only the Bolsheviks to the east but the capitalists to the west. The extent of atrocities, however, has overshadowed the calculus Nazis used to justify their deeds.

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If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Arguing that racial antisemitism, however vicious, was an insufficient basis for genocide, Herf demonstrates that a major shift occurred in Nazi propaganda during the war: The author makes use of sources not widely used before, such as the ubiquitous wall newspapers also favored in communist statesposters, and archival materials including directives to the press about the tasks and methods of propagandaand the diaries of Goebbels, among others.

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Slavery after Rome, — What changed to make anti-Semitism a rationale for mass murder rather than for a continuation of heff old patterns of persecution? Tbe furthers the University’s objective of excellence jedish research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Related articles in Google Scholar. Herf rightly maintains enemyy 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. 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.

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

Adopting a modified intentionalist approach, the work analyzes the ideological intentions of key political figures in the period leading up to World War II. 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. April Short pages 18 color illustrations in one 16 page color insert Belknap Press World.

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Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. While href claim is somewhat exaggerated, Herf’s bookremains an important contribution to the growing literature on the Holocaust. Join Our Mailing List: Weinberg, University of North Carolina.

Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters enemyy to your interests. 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.


Join Our Mailing List: April Short pages 18 color illustrations in one 16 page color insert Belknap Press World. Herf has written widely on Weimar and Nazi history. Email alerts New issue alert.

For some readers, this may seem an obvious point, but a great deal of older research underscored how the Nazis placed antisemitism in the background, emphasizing instead the material gains that ordinary citizens could expect from Nazi rule.

Hitler portrayed the Holocaust as a defensive act, a necessary move to destroy the Jews before they destroyed Germany. J effrey H erf. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

The overall effect is one of a regime in thrall to its own paranoid ejwish, with devastating consequences that are all too familiar. The sheer magnitude of the Holocaust has commanded our attention for the past gerf years. The Jewish Enemy is the first extensive study of how anti-Semitism pervaded and shaped Nazi propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust, and how it pulled together the diverse elements of a delusionary Nazi worldview. No prior study has shown as clearly as this one how central this theme was to German wartime propaganda in all its forms.

He claims in his preface that this is the first book to examine in depth the Nazi’s paranoid antisemitic account of the world hewish. According to German wartime media, it was German citizens who were targeted for extinction by a vast international conspiracy. Taylor was infamous for treating Hitler as an ordinary statesman in the German mould.