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The Resource The Frankfurt Auschwitz trial, 1963-1965 : genocide, history, and the limits of the law, Devin O. Pendas

The Frankfurt Auschwitz trial, 1963-1965 : genocide, history, and the limits of the law, Devin O. Pendas

Label
The Frankfurt Auschwitz trial, 1963-1965 : genocide, history, and the limits of the law
Title
The Frankfurt Auschwitz trial, 1963-1965
Title remainder
genocide, history, and the limits of the law
Statement of responsibility
Devin O. Pendas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Frankfurt Auschwitz trial was the largest, most public, and most important trial of Holocaust perpetrators conducted in West German courts. Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, Devin O. Pendas provides a comprehensive history of this momentous event. Situating the trial in a thorough analysis of West German criminal law, the book argues that in confronting systematic, state-sponsored genocide, the Frankfurt court ran up against the limits of law. Because many of the key categories of German criminal law were defined with direct reference to the specific motives of the defendants, the trial was unable to grasp adequately the deep social roots and systematic character of Nazi genocide. Much of the trial's significance came from the vast public attention it captured, and this book provides a compelling account of the divided response to the trial among the West German public."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Pendas, Devin O.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Auschwitz Trial, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1963-1965
  • War crime trials
  • Trials (Genocide)
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Label
The Frankfurt Auschwitz trial, 1963-1965 : genocide, history, and the limits of the law, Devin O. Pendas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-325) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Prelude.
  • p. 24
  • 2.
  • antinomies of German law : motivation, action, and guilt.
  • p. 53
  • 3.
  • trial actors.
  • p. 80
  • 4.
  • Indictment and order to convene, April-July 1963.
  • p. 104
  • 5.
  • Opening moves : December 20, 1963, to February 6, 1964.
  • p. 122
  • 6.
  • Taking evidence, February 7, 1964, to May 6, 1965.
  • p. 140
  • 7.
  • Closing arguments, May 7, 1965, to August 12, 1965.
  • p. 192
  • 8.
  • Judgment.
  • p. 227
  • 9.
  • Public reaction.
  • p. 249
  • Conclusion : genocide and the limits of the law.
  • p. 288
Control code
2005006330
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 340 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521844062
Lccn
2005006330
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Frankfurt Auschwitz trial, 1963-1965 : genocide, history, and the limits of the law, Devin O. Pendas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-325) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Prelude.
  • p. 24
  • 2.
  • antinomies of German law : motivation, action, and guilt.
  • p. 53
  • 3.
  • trial actors.
  • p. 80
  • 4.
  • Indictment and order to convene, April-July 1963.
  • p. 104
  • 5.
  • Opening moves : December 20, 1963, to February 6, 1964.
  • p. 122
  • 6.
  • Taking evidence, February 7, 1964, to May 6, 1965.
  • p. 140
  • 7.
  • Closing arguments, May 7, 1965, to August 12, 1965.
  • p. 192
  • 8.
  • Judgment.
  • p. 227
  • 9.
  • Public reaction.
  • p. 249
  • Conclusion : genocide and the limits of the law.
  • p. 288
Control code
2005006330
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 340 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780521844062
Lccn
2005006330
Other physical details
ill.

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