The History of the Holocaust

Written by:
Howard Lupovitch
Narrated by:
Howard Lupovitch

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2018
9 hours 26 minutes
What gave rise to one of the darkest chapters in human history?

Taught in an accessible and thoughtful manner,, this audio course gives you a deeper understanding of the history of antisemitism as well as a lesson in the strength of the human spirit.

In The History of the Holocaust, you'll reflect on the political, cultural, social, economic, religious, military, and broad historical context in which the extermination of more than five million Jews and other minorities occurred.

Although it is difficult to look upon such bald-faced evil, Prof. Howard Lupovitch (Ph. D. , Columbia University) pilots this series with great courage and insight. In 22 lectures, you'll examine disturbing developments of the 19th century and early 20th centuries, including:
- the pre-modern religious-based hatred of Jews;
- ultra-nationalist politics and post-war xenophobia;
- the Nuremberg Laws and Krystalnacht; and
- The Final Solution.

The mechanization of hatred that made the Holocaust possible raises the bar of unthinkable evil. In our own time, you might wonder how antisemitism compares with other forms of fear and hatred. Ultimately, remembering the Holocaust affords you the opportunity to recognize and confront the pernicious attitudes that denied so many their common humanity. As you examine the aftermath of the Holocaust, including the founding of Israel, you will do so with clear eyes.

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Gary G.

I have read many accounts of the Holocaust over my years. This amazing series of lectures puts the events in an understandable, comprehensive perspective that I have not appreciated before. The author is not a professional narrator and his delivery is less than polished, but that does not diminish his message. If you were to choose one book on the this tragic event to get a clear understanding of what happened and why, this is the one.

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Philip H.

i found this book very interesting as it consists of a set of class lectures on the history and events leading to the Holocaust and the Zionist movement after WW2, I learned a lot about the definitions of anti-Semitism and Zionism, Jewish "movement" through Europe the past 150 years, and the key events that defined the Holocaust. This book does not address the horrors of the death camps. This book is made for audio since the author presents the information as if in class.

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Very well structured and presented lecture. The author presents multiple viewpoints and considerations countries and regimes involved in this terrible period.

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Great lecture … glad I picked it up …

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Shaun Ed

Excellent portrayal of all the angles of a truly saddening time on earth

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Michael B.

An excellent explanation of all the history surrounding the Holocaust. It filled in the background and context for my visits to Auschwitz and Yad Vashem. I highly recommend all three.

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Interesting lecture series documenting the historical background leading up to the holocaust and its relevance to today!

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Jaime Vega

What a well written book, went into depth on many shades of what happened during world War 2. The amount of people who were touched and on the scale by such a hateful group that were the nazi machine. Must read and glad I could learn more about the struggles of the holocaust and the people who lived those terrible times. Truly astonishing.

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