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The Victims of Slavery, Colonization and the Holocaust

The Victims of Slavery, Colonization and the Holocaust: A Comparative History of Persecution

by Kitty Millet

Kitty Millet is Professor of Holocaust Studies and Comparative Jewish Literatures at San Francisco State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781474219105
  • ISBN:
    978-1-4725-0826-3 (hardback)

    978-1-4725-0869-0 (epdf)

    978-1-4725-1110-2 (epub)

    978-1-4742-1910-5 (online)
  • Edition:
    First edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London
  • Published Online:
    2017
The Victims of Slavery, Colonization and the Holocaust
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The Victims of Slavery, Colonization and the Holocaust provides a sophisticated investigation into the experience of being exterminated, as felt by victims of the Holocaust, and compares and contrasts this with the experiences of people who have been colonised or enslaved. Using numerous victim accounts and a wide range of primary sources, this book moves away from the 'continuity thesis', which regularly conflates and oversimplifies studies of the Holocaust in relation to other historical examples of mass political violence, to look at the victim experience on its own terms. By affording each constituent case study its own distinctive aspects, The Victims of Slavery, Colonization and the Holocaust allows for a more enriching comparison of victim experience to be made. It is an important, innovative volume for all students of the Holocaust, genocide and the history of mass political violence.