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Lewy, Guenter 1923-

Works: 59 works in 337 publications in 7 languages and 17,346 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D804.5.G85, 940.531808991497
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Most widely held works about Guenter Lewy
Most widely held works by Guenter Lewy
The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany by Guenter Lewy( Book )

85 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the Catholic Church and its relationship to Hitler's Third Reich
The Nazi persecution of the gypsies by Guenter Lewy( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Nazi Persecution of the Gypsies, Guenter Lewy draws upon thousands of documents - many never before published - from German and Austrian archives to create the most comprehensive and accurate picture available of the fate of the Gypsies under the Nazi regime. Lewy traces the escalating vilification of the Gypsies as the Nazis instigated a widespread crackdown on the "work-shy" and "itinerants." But he shows that Nazi policy towards Gypsies was confused and changeable. At first, local officials persecuted Gypsies, and those who behaved in gypsy-like fashion, for antisocial tendencies. Later, with the rise of race obsession, Gypsies were seen as a threat to German racial purity, though Himmler himself wavered, trying to separate out and save those he considered "pure Gypsies" descended from Aryan roots in India. Indeed, Lewy challenges much existing scholarship in showing that, however much the Gypsies were persecuted, there was no general program of extermination analogous to the "final solution" for the Jews."--Jacket
America in Vietnam by Guenter Lewy( Book )

25 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles American involvement in Vietnam, from the 1950s through the 1970s, documenting strategic and tactical failures and reviewing the charges made against the American conduct of the war
Religion and revolution by Guenter Lewy( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and German and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace & revolution : the moral crisis of American pacifism by Guenter Lewy( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cause that failed : communism in American political life by Guenter Lewy( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He examines such groups as the ACLU and SANE, arguing that the years when these organizations were tolerant toward Communists were also the times when they neglected their original purpose in favor of partisan causes. He shows how Communists have manipulated well-meaning citizens in the peace movement and in Wallace's 1948 Progressive Party presidential campaign. One of the great ills Americans suffer, he writes, is an overreaction to McCarthyism--an atmosphere of anti-anticommunism--which blinds them to the wrongs wrought by international Communism and makes them ignore the deceptive role played by the American Communist Party, which even today still keeps eighty percent of its membership secret. The Cause that Failed presents an intensively researched and trenchantly argued historical analysis of Communism in America. Guenter Lewy's provocative account provides a new understanding of Communism's machinations in U.S. politics, and how Americans from across the political spectrum have responded to its challenge
The Armenian massacres in Ottoman Turkey : a disputed genocide by Guenter Lewy( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1915, the Ottoman government, then run by the Young Turks, deported most of its Armenian citizens from their eastern Anatolian lands. According to reliable estimates, close to forty percent of the prewar population perished, many in brutal massacres. Armenians call it the first genocide of the twentieth century. Turks speak of an instance of intercommunal warfare and wartime relocation made necessary by the treasonous conduct of their Armenian minority. The voluminous literature on this tragic episode of World War I is characterized by acrimony and distortion in which both sides have simplified a complex historical reality and have resorted to partisan special pleading. The Armenian Massacres in Ottoman Turkeyexamines the rich historical evidence without political preconceptions. Relying on archival materials as well as eye-witness testimony, Guenter Lewy avoids the sterile was-it-genocide-or-not debate and presents a detailed account of what actually happened. The result is a book that will open a new chapter in this contentious controversy and may help achieve a long-overdue reconciliation of Armenians and Turks
Assisted death in Europe and America : four regimes and their lessons by Guenter Lewy( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in medical treatment now enable physicians to prolong life to a previously unknown extent. Based on the documentary record and interviews with officials, this book gives the reader a reliable picture of the way assisted death functions and to draw relevant lessons
Why America needs religion : secular modernity and its discontents by Guenter Lewy( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The federal loyalty-security program : the need for reform by Guenter Lewy( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutionalism and statecraft during the Golden Age of Spain : a study of the political philosophy of Juan de Mariana, S.J. by Guenter Lewy( Book )

33 editions published between 1957 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

False consciousness : an essay on mystification by Guenter Lewy( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If God is dead, everything is permitted"? by Guenter Lewy( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La persécution des Tsiganes par les Nazis by Guenter Lewy( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Tsiganes étaient un affront aux théories sociales nazies et furent pour cela persécutés et envoyés dans les camps de concentration. G. Lewy, à partir de documents allemands et autrichiens, dresse un bilan d'une répression à la fois confuse et inconstante : il s'agissait de lutter contre une sous-race associale mais Himmler voulait tenir compte des racines aryennes indiennes de certains
Outlawing genocide denial : the dilemmas of official historical truth by Guenter Lewy( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Holocaust denial can be viewed as another form of hatred against Jews and restricting it can be understood as a way of preventing hate speech. Germany has made it a crime punishable by law. Other European countries have adopted similar laws. While the rationales for criminalizing speech seems reasonable, Lewy asks readers to look again and to consider carefully the dangers of doing so. His discussion neither dismisses the ramifications of genocide denial nor justifies it; he instead looks closely at the possible risks of government-enforced interpretations of history. By outlawing genocide denial, governments set a precedent for dictating historical 'truth' and how events should be interpreted. Such government restrictions can be counterproductive in a democratic society that values freedom of speech. Lewy examines these and related ideas through the analysis of historical and current examples."--Publisher's Web site
Essays on genocide and humanitarian intervention by Guenter Lewy( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this book, written over a span of some twenty years but updated for this publication, discuss episodes of mass murder that are often considered instances of genocide: the large-scale killing of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey during World War I, the near-extinction of North America's Indian population, the vicious persecution of the 'Roma' or Gypsies under the Nazi regime. But in line with Article II of the Genocide Convention of 1948, Lewy stresses the crucial importance of looking closely at the intent of the perpetrators. In contrast to the Holocaust, the killers in the atrocities mentioned above did not seek to destroy an entire people, and so, these three large-scale killings do not deserve the label of genocide. Lewy argues that affirming the distinctiveness of the Holocaust does not deny, downgrade, or trivialize the suffering of other people. The crimes against the Ottoman Armenians, the American Indians, and the Gypsies -- even if they did not reach the threshold of genocide -- involved horrendous suffering and a massive loss of life. The genocides of Cambodia and Rwanda that took place in the second half of the twentieth century remind us that man's inhumanity to man can take many forms and is not the special prerogative of any particular group. The last essay of the collection deals with the complications of humanitarian intervention to prevent genocide. As the recent support of the Libyan rebels by NATO demonstrates, the issues raised here remain topical and controversial."--Publisher's description
Il massacro degli armeni : un genocidio controverso by Guenter Lewy( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in Italian and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Armenische Fall : die Politisierung von Geschichte : was geschah, wie es geschah und warum es geschah by Guenter Lewy( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning from the Vietnam War by Guenter Lewy( Recording )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines some lessons to be learned from the Vietnam War
Harmful and undesirable : book censorship in Nazi Germany by Guenter Lewy( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first English language study of book censorship in Nazi Germany, this book describes the way in which various state and party organizations in Germany exerted control over the creation, publication, and distribution of books. By presenting the fate of authors and publishers, who came into conflict with the organs of censorship, it sheds light on intellectual life under the Nazi dictatorship"--
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The Nazi persecution of the gypsies
Alternative Names
Guenter Lewy American author and political scientist

Guenter Lewy deutsch-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler

Guenter Lewy Duits auteur

Guenter Lewy historien et politologue américain

Guenter Lewy storico tedesco

Lewy, Guenter

Lewy, Günter 1923-


English (217)

Italian (18)

German (17)

French (13)

Spanish (8)

Dutch (5)

Turkish (4)

The Nazi persecution of the gypsiesAmerica in VietnamThe Armenian massacres in Ottoman Turkey : a disputed genocideAssisted death in Europe and America : four regimes and their lessonsWhy America needs religion : secular modernity and its discontents"If God is dead, everything is permitted"?Der Armenische Fall : die Politisierung von Geschichte : was geschah, wie es geschah und warum es geschah