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Access to History: Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust

By | Copyright Year:2009 | ISBN-13: 9780340984963

The Access to History series is the most popular and trusted series for advanced level history students, offering:
- Authoritative, engaging and accessible content
- Comprehensive coverage of the new 2008 AS and A level specifications
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Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust second edition
This new edition of 'Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust' is designed for the AS and A2 topics for AQA and OCR B. It covers the origins of anti-Semitism from the nineteenth century, and traces the events that took place in Germany from 1933 to 1945. The anti-Semitic views of Hitler are analysed as is the means by which these views shaped the racial state in the Third Reich. The impact of the Second World War and the events which led ultimately to the Final Solution are then assessed.

All of these events are also considered within the wider historiographical debates which have surrounded this period of history, from questions on who should ultimately bear the blame, to issues of Holocaust denial.

Throughout the book, key dates, terms and issues are highlighted, and historical interpretations of key debates are outlined. Summary diagrams are included to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the period, and exam-style questions and tips written by examiners provide the opportunity to develop exam skills.

This book is suitable for a variety of courses including the following specifications:
AQA Unit 2: Anti-Semitism, Hitler and the German People, 1919-45
OCR B Topic 4: Debates about the Holocaust


Alan Farmer is a widely published academic on modern American, European and British history. He taught history to students of all ages for all his working life. He was Head of History at the University of Cumbria until retiring in 2006.


In-depth coverage of the period presented in an accessible way.

Exam-style questions and tips written by examiners offer support with assessment.

Summary diagrams throughout aid with revision of the key topics and themes.