(E–pub READ) Ghettostadt Lodz and the Making of a Nazi City


Poland s second most populous Jewish community this was to become a German city of enchantment a modern clean and orderly showcase of urban planning and the arts Central to the undertaking however was a crime of unparalleled dimension the ghettoization exploitation and ultimate annihilation of the city s entire Jewish population Ghettostadt is the terrifying examination of the Jewish ghetto s place in the Nazi worldview Exploring ghetto life in its broadest context it deftly maneuvers between the perspectives and actions of "d s beleaguered Jewish community the Germans who oversaw and administered the ghetto s affairs and the ordinary inhabitants of the "s beleaguered Jewish community the Germans who oversaw and administered the ghetto s affairs and the ordinary inhabitants of the Polish city Gordon Horwitz reveals patterns of exchange interactions and interdependence within the city that are stunning in their extent and intimacy He shows how the Nazis exercising unbounded force and deception exploited Jewish institutional traditions social divisions faith in rationality and hope for survival to achieve their wider goal of Jewish elimination from the city and the world With unusual narrative force the work brings to light the crushing moral dilemmas facing one of the most significant Jewish communities of Nazi occupied Eastern Europe while simultaneously exploring the ideological underpinnings and cultural economic and social realities within which the Holocaust took shape and flourished This lucid powerful and harrowing account of the daily life of the new German city both within and beyond the ghetto of d is an extraordinary revelation of the making of the Holocaust. Oal of Jewish elimination from the city and the world With unusual narrative force the work brings to light the crushing moral dilemmas facing one of the most significant Jewish communities of Nazi occupied Eastern Europe while simultaneously exploring the ideological underpinnings and cultural economic and social realities within which the Holocaust took shape and flourishedThis lucid powerful and harrowing account of the daily life of the new German city both within and beyond the ghetto of Łodź is an extraordinary revelation of the making of the Holocau.

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School around here because it happened "ON ANOTHER CONTINENT SO WE MUST "another continent so we must content to hear about it third hand or via TV movie I am interested in the facts of WWII and this book is right up my alley Horwitz s previous workon the close relationship between the Mauthausen concentration camp and its surrounding communities seemingly paves the way for this exploration of the city of LodzLitzmannstadt under the aegis of the Third Reich While tracking many of the same dependencies between captive and free populations that he does in his Mauthausen study this book on Lodz is both broader in scope and better in execution where did he find these photos than his first one Horwitz captures the ways in which ghettoized residents of Lodz related to outside populations illustrating how the ghetto leadership city administrators and even Nazi elites came to understand and manipulate their fate Unsavory details appear in every chapter and they will freuently force readers to reassess their understanding of the Third Reich s exploitative policies and the Holocaust s operation at the ground level I wished there was a little pages allocated to the experiences of non ghettoized residents of Lodz and think it might better have fleshed out some of the tragedies that Horwitz unearths But that s a slightly different and surely longer book than this one For bringing Lodz s Second World War experience to light in such glaring detail Horwitz deserves real credit Under the Third Reich Nazi Germany undertook an unprecedented effort to refashion the city of d Home to prewar. Its broadest context it deftly maneuvers between the perspectives and actions of Łodź's beleaguered Jewish community the Germans who oversaw and administered the ghetto's affairs and the ordinary inhabitants of the once Polish city Gordon Horwitz reveals patterns of exchange interactions and interdependence within the city that are stunning in their extent and intimacy He shows how the Nazis exercising unbounded force and deception exploited Jewish institutional traditions social divisions faith in rationality and hope for survival to achieve their wider An excellent history of the Lodz ghetto with details about the city of LodzLitzmannstadt was well Accounts of Litzmannstadt
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and getting and better and beautiful every day are in stark contrast to the blighted dying ghetto The author s portrait of Rumkowski the ghetto s controversial leader is pretty sympathetic I would recommend this book to people who enjoyed Hitler s Gift The Story of Theresienstadt As the title suggests Ghettostadt covers both the Lodz ghetto and the city itself renamed Litzmannstadt under Nazi Rule And While Horowitz Does And while Horowitz does into detail to explain the terrible living conditions and daily struggles of life in the ghetto he definitely fell short "in detailing the non ghetto aspect It was mostly only used to "detailing the non ghetto aspect It was mostly only used to a contrast to how well off the Germans of Litsmannstadt were Considering the sub title of the book implies there would be detail on this aspect it is a little disappointing he didn t further explore life in Litzmannstadt While reading this book I had to remind myself that it was non fiction Horwitz could ve written a dry albeit sad book about Lodz or he could ve written something dripping with pathos and romance Thank goodness he didn t do eitherThe pace is high enough to keep ou reading and learning about what happened et the book isn t overripe with the horror of the situation I was surprised to read a fair amount about the exterior staff maintaining the ghetto I am glad to have read this book because up to this point I knew very little about what happened in Lodz They don t teach this stuff in. Under the Third Reich Nazi Germany undertook an unprecedented effort to refashion the city of Łodź Home to prewar Poland's second most populous Jewish community this was to become a German city of enchantment a modern clean and orderly showcase of urban planning and the arts Central to the undertaking however was a crime of unparalleled dimension the ghettoization exploitation and ultimate annihilation of the city's entire Jewish populationGhettostadt is the terrifying examination of the Jewish ghetto's place in the Nazi worldview Exploring ghetto life in. .
Ghettostadt Lodz and the Making of a Nazi City