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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You do not currently have access to this article. Herf has written widely on Weimar and Nazi history.

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.

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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. No prior study has shown as clearly as this one how central this theme was to German wartime propaganda in all its forms. April Short pages 18 color illustrations in one 16 page color insert Belknap Press World.


Taylor was infamous for treating Hitler as an ordinary statesman in the German mould. 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 jewisg the tasks and methods of propagandaand the diaries of Goebbels, among others.

Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, ghe more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. Herf rightly maintains that 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. Most users should sign in with their email address. Slavery after Rome, — Leading the assault was an insidious, belligerent Jewish clique, so crafty and powerful that it managed to manipulate the actions of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin.

J effrey H erf. David Welch; J effrey H erf. Hitler portrayed the Holocaust as a defensive act, a necessary move to destroy the Jews before they destroyed Germany. His nonsense books, mo …. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. The sheer magnitude of the Holocaust has commanded our attention for the past sixty years. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. Related articles in Google Scholar.

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. His nonsense books, mo …. A recent addition to the literature is Jeffrey Herf’s book. What changed to make anti-Semitism a rationale for mass murder rather than for a continuation of centuries old patterns of persecution?


Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. While this claim is somewhat exaggerated, Herf’s bookremains jefftey important contribution to the growing literature on the Holocaust. Calling on impressive archival research, Jeffrey Herf recreates the wall posters that Germans saw while waiting for the streetcar, the jeffreyy speeches they heard at home or on the street, the headlines that blared from newsstands.

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. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

The Jewish Enemy

Sign In or Create an Account. Citing articles via Google Scholar. Join Our Mailing List: Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. The extent of atrocities, however, has overshadowed the enem Nazis used to justify their deeds. Arguing that ememy antisemitism, however vicious, was an insufficient basis for genocide, Herf demonstrates that a major shift occurred in Nazi propaganda during the war: 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.