New models, new questions: historiographical approaches to the Romanian Holocaust

Clark, Roland ORCID: 0000-0003-3292-282X
(2012) New models, new questions: historiographical approaches to the Romanian Holocaust. EUROPEAN REVIEW OF HISTORY-REVUE EUROPEENNE D HISTOIRE, 19 (2). pp. 303-320.

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This essay surveys the historiography on the Romanian Holocaust, focusing in particular on four monographs published by Western historians within the past five years. Earlier research was limited both empirically and theoretically, and these works suggest new research paradigms and raise new questions about the genocide in Romania during the Second World War. Dennis Deletant assesses the rule of General Ion Antonescu in light of his responsibility for the Holocaust and attempts to explain why the General began and ended the Holocaust when he did. Vladimir Solonari argues that the Holocaust should be read in the context of plans for ethnic homogenisation which were implemented when the opportunity presented itself in 1941. Jean Ancel examines the expropriation of Jewish property and shows that, among other things, the Romanian perpetrators were motivated by a desire to enrich themselves at the expense of the Jews. Finally, Armin Heinen reads the Holocaust by looking at how different groups of perpetrators used violence and attempts to recreate the logic that shaped their actions. In addition, the essay discusses Holocaust denial, survivor memoirs and the state of primary-source collections on the Romanian Holocaust. © 2012 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Romania, Holocaust, genocide, historiography, anti-Semitism
Subjects: ?? DR ??
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 11:02
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2023 19:23
DOI: 10.1080/13507486.2012.662946
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