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Genocide on Trial: War Crimes Trials and the Formation of Holocaust History and Memory

Donald Bloxham

Abstract

When the Allies decided to try German war criminals at the end of World War II they were attempting not only to punish the guilty but also to create a record of what had happened in Europe. This book shows how Britain and the United States went about inscribing the history of Nazi Germany and the effect their trial and occupation policies had on both long and short term ‘memory’ in Germany and Britain. The book examines the actions and trials of German soldiers and policemen, the use of legal evidence, the refractory functions of the courtroom, and Allied political and cultural preconceptions ... More

Keywords: World War II, trials, legal evidence, Germanism, German criminality, crimes against humanity, Holocaust

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208723
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208723.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Bloxham, author
Leverhulme Research Fellow, University of Southampton
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