New Books Network

Claudia Moscovici, “Holocaust Memories: A Survey of Holocaust Memoirs, Histories, Novels, and Films” (Hamilton, 2019)
Claudia Moscovici’s recent book, Holocaust Memories: A Survey of Holocaust Memoirs, Histories, Novels, and Films (Hamilton Books, 2019), is intended for educators and politicians to draw attention to and educate people about the Never Again Education Act. Moscovici: “Nearly eighty years have passed since the Holocaust. There have been hundreds... Read More
C. Browning, P. Hayes, R. Hilberg, “German Railroads, Jewish Souls: The Reichsbahn, Bureaucracy, and the Final Solution” (Berghahn Books, 2019)
Raul Hilberg was a giant in the field of Genocide and Holocaust Studies. Frequently cited as the founder of the field in the United States, Hilberg wrote, taught, and mentored for decades.  In a series of influential books, he scouted out the terrain, mapped events, people and personalities, and offered... Read More
Mila Dragojević, “Amoral Communities: Collective Crimes in Time of War” (Cornell UP, 2019)
How does violence against civilians become permissible in wartime? Why do some communities experience violence while others do not? In her new book, Mila Dragojević develops the concept of amoral communities to find an answer to these questions. In Amoral Communities: Collective Crimes in Time of War (Cornell University Press,... Read More
Eyal Mayroz, “Reluctant Interveners: America’s Failed Responses to Genocide from Bosnia to Darfur” (Rutgers UP, 2019)
Why don’t governments do more to prevent genocide? What role does the public have in compelling their governments to take an active stand in the face of genocide? In Reluctant Interveners: America’s Failed Responses to Genocide from Bosnia to Darfur (Rutgers University Press, 2019), Eyal Mayroz approaches these questions and... Read More
Daniel Reynolds, “Postcards from Auschwitz: Holocaust Tourism and the Meaning of Remembrance” (NYU Press, 2018)
Millions of tourists visit Holocaust museums and memorials every year. Holocaust tourism is a thriving industry and plays a crucial role in Holocaust memorialization and remembrance. However, Holocaust tourism is not without criticism. Some argue that sightseeing at sites of genocide is cringeworthy, offensive, inappropriate, and superficial. In Postcards from... Read More
Susan Neiman, “Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil” (FSG, 2019)
When Tennessee’s Governor recently ordered a holiday to celebrate the memory of confederate general Nathan Bedford Forest, a convicted war criminal who helped found the Ku Klax Klan, the New York Times columnist Paul Krugman commented: “The world would be horrified if Germany announced plans to start celebrating Erich von... Read More
Alexander L. Hinton, “Man or Monster?: The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer” (Duke UP, 2016)
Can justice heal?  Must there be justice in order to heal?  Is there such a thing as justice, something to be striven for regardless of context? Alexander L. Hinton thinks through these questions in a pair of new books.  The two are companion pieces, each using Cambodia in a different... Read More