Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Goode on Commercial Law

Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
Price: £170.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


Genocide on Trial New ed

Image not available lge
Donald BloxhamUniversity of Edinburgh

ISBN13: 9780199259045
ISBN: 0199259046
Published: January 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Price: £37.49

Low stock.

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 ground-breaking new study 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. Donald Bloxham here 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 of both 'Germanism' and of German criminality. His evidence shows conclusively that the trials were a failure: the greatest of all 'crimes against humanity' - the 'final solution of the Jewish question' - was largely written out of history in the post-war era and the trials failed to transmit the breadth of German criminality. Finally, with reference to the historiography of the Holocaust, Genocide on Trial illuminates the function of the trials in perpetuating misleading generalizations about the course of the Holocaust and the nature of Nazism.

Image not available lge
International Criminal Law
PART I: THE LEGAL PRISM; 1. Shaping the Trials: The Politics of Trial Policy 1945-1949; 2. Race-specific Crimes in Punishment and Re-educative Policy: The Jewish Factor
PART II: POSTWAR REPRESENTATIONS AND PERCEPTIONS; 3. Plumbing the Depths of Nazi Criminality: The Limits of Legal Imagination; 4. Charting the Breadth of Nazi Criminality: The Failure of the Trial Medium
PART III: THE TRIALS AND POSTERITY; 5. A Nuremberg Historiography of the Holocaust?; Conclusions; Appendix A: Charter of the International Military Tribunal, Article 6; Appendix B: The Defendants and Organizations before the IMT; Appendix C: The Subsequent Nuremberg Proceedings; Bibliography