|Dimensions: A Journal of Holocaust Studies
Published by the Anti-Defamation League's Braun Holocaust Institute
Selected Dimensions articles (by category)
Science and the Holocaust
Business and the Holocaust
- Nazi Medicine and Public Health Policy
It is poor scholarship and
perhaps even dangerous to caricature the Nazis as irrational or anti-science.
What we have to look at more carefully is the relationship between science and
ideology at this time.
- Medicine and Murder in the Third Reich
The medical professions of
Germany and Austria, including academic medicine, played a critical role in
the evolution of Nazism's programs of human destruction, programs that
culminated in genocide and the exploitation of the dead.
- Morality and Memory
Of all the horrors associated with the Holocaust, one of the most difficult to discuss with high school students is the collaboration of the German and Austrian medical professions with the Nazi regime
Contemporary Society and the Holocaust
- German Industry and the Third Reich: Fifty Years of Forgetting and Remembering
The great majority of German businessmen behaved in a decidedly unheroic manner during the Nazi era. Most of them, especially leaders of larger companies, not only refrained from risking their lives to save Jews, but actually profited from the use of forced and slave labor, the "Aryanization" of Jewish property, and the plundering of companies in Nazi-occupied Europe.
- The Ford Motor Company and the Third Reich
To what extent -- if any -- and in what ways, did Ford in Germany cooperate with the Nazi regime? And, if it did, what motivated such cooperation: racist ideology, or a concern for corporate profitability?
- Frederick Flick's Opportunism and Expediency
Friedrich Flick, the principal
shareholder of the German industrial conglomerate Flick KG was convicted in 1947
for the behavior of his business during the Nazi years. The profit motive and maintaining a competitive edge dictated Flick's behavior. He could not afford to cling to moral standards by refusing to support the regime or by declining to take advantage of opportunities it created.
- Big Business and the Holocaust
For teachers, classroom scrutiny of the relationship between business and industry and the Nazi regime provides a way to encourage students to reflect on distinctly unsettling conduct and beliefs.
Religion and the Holocaust
- Deniers, Relativists, and Pseudo-Scholarship
Holocaust denial should not be seen as an assault on the history of one particular group. It repudiates reasoned discussion, the way the Holocaust, itself, engulfed all civilization. Its attack on Jewish history is, like anti-Semitism, an attack on the most basic values of a reasoned society.
- Mainstreaming Neo-Nazism
Like pornography, the acquisition of racist materials is similarly facilitated by the new conveniences of the Internet.
Politics and the Holocaust
- The Role of Churches: Compliance and Confrontation
Churches throughout Europe were mostly silent while Jews were persecuted, deported and murdered by the Nazis. Churches, especially those in Nazi Germany, sought to act, as institutions tend to do, in their own best interests -- narrowly defined, short-sighted interests.
- Co-Opting Nazi Germany: Neutrality in Europe During World War II
It is time for Switzerland, Sweden, Portugal and Spain to acknowledge that there were no truly neutral countries on the European continent during World War II. It is now time for those four nations to acknowledge that they were part of the Nazis' New Order and that they bear some responsibility for the tragic history of the Thirties and Forties.
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