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Bartov, Omer

Works: 75 works in 436 publications in 9 languages and 16,731 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Personal narratives  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Translator
Classifications: D804.3, 940.540943
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Omer Bartov
Murder in our midst : the Holocaust, industrial killing, and representation by Omer Bartov( )

26 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Murder in Our Midst: The Holocaust, Industrial Killing, and Representation examines the emergence, implementation, and representation of industrial killing, an inherent and crucial component of modernity whose most extreme manifestation was the Holocaust." "The mechanized, impersonal, and sustained mass destruction of human beings, organized and legitimized by states, scientists, jurists, and intellectuals, is rooted in the industrial slaughterhouse of the Great War. In Murder in Our Midst, Omer Bartov argues that the Nazi death factories are best understood in the context of modern warfare, beginning with the First World War. He shows how the way we understand ourselves reflects the ambivalent effects of the Holocaust on our perceptions of war and violence, history and memory, progress and barbarism." "Analyzing a wide array of historical texts, works of fiction, films, and museums, Bartov leads the reader from ancient myths of heroism to the trenches of the Western Front, from Thomas Mann's romantic vision of war to Primo Levi's stark depictions of genocide, from colonial war museums to the visual art of the Holocaust. These representations of killing share some of the same important features. They attempt to form coherent images from horrific events, to draw didactic lessons from them, and to use them for political ends."--Jacket
The Holocaust : origins, implementation, aftermath by Omer Bartov( )

40 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting a critical study of the Holocaust with a summary of the state of the field, this book contains major reinterpretations by Holocaust authors along with key texts on testimony, memory and justice after the catastrophe
Mirrors of destruction : war, genocide, and modern identity by Omer Bartov( )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mirrors of Destruction examines the relationship between total war, state-organized genocide, and the emergence of modern identity. Here, Omer Bartov demonstrates that in the twentieth century there have been intimate links between military conflict, mass murder of civilian populations, and the definition and categorization of groups and individuals." "Rather than presenting a comprehensive history, or a narrative from a single perspective, Bartov views the past century through four interrelated prisms. He begins with an analysis of the glorification of war and violence, from its modern birth in the trenches of World War I to its horrifying culmination in the presentation of genocide by the SS as a glorious undertaking. He then examines the pacifist reaction in interwar France to show how it contributed to a climate of collaboration with dictatorship and mass murder. The book goes on to argue that much of the discourse on identity throughout the century has had to do with identifying and eliminating society's "elusive enemies" or "enemies from within." Bartov concludes with an investigation of modern apocalyptic visions, showing how they have both encouraged mass destructions and opened a way for the reconstruction of individual and collective identities after a catastrophe."--Jacket
Hitler's army : soldiers, Nazis, and war in the Third Reich by Omer Bartov( Book )

68 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Hitler's Army, Omer Bartov successfully challenges the prevailing view that the German Army of World War II was an apolitical, professional fighting force, having little to do with the Nazi Party. Bartov focuses on the titanic struggle between Germany and the Soviet Union -- where the vast majority of German troops fought -- to show how the savagery of war reshaped the army in Hitler's image. Both brutalized and brutalizing, these soldiers needed to see their bitter sacrifices as noble patriotism and to justify their own atrocities by seeing their victims as subhuman. - Publisher
Germany's war and the Holocaust : disputed histories by Omer Bartov( )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles, excerpts from books and articles, and review essays published previously, revised and updated for this edition. Partial contents:
Shatterzone of empires : coexistence and violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman borderlands by Eric D Weitz( )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shatterzone of Empires is a comprehensive analysis of interethnic relations, coexistence, and violence in Europe's eastern borderlands over the past two centuries. In this vast territory, extending from the Baltic to the Black Sea, four major empires with ethnically and religiously diverse populations encountered each other along often changing and contested borders. Examining this geographically widespread, multicultural region at several levels - local, national, transnational, and empire - and through multiple approaches - social, cultural, political, and economic - this volume offers informed and dispassionate analyses of how the many populations of these borderlands managed to coexist in a previous era and how and why the areas eventually descended into violence. An understanding of this specific region will help readers grasp the preconditions of interethnic coexistence and the causes of ethnic violence and war in many of the world's other borderlands bothpast and present. -- Publisher's website
Erased : vanishing traces of Jewish Galicia in present-day Ukraine by Omer Bartov( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Erased, Omer Bartov uncovers the rapidly disappearing vestiges of the Jews of western Ukraine, who were rounded up and murdered by the Nazis during World War II with help from the local populace. What begins as a deeply personal chronicle of the Holocaust in his mother's hometown of Buchach--in former Eastern Galicia--carries him on a journey across the region and back through history. This poignant travelogue reveals the complete erasure of the Jews and their removal from public memory, a blatant act of forgetting done in the service of a fiercely aggressive Ukrainian nationalism. Bartov, a leading Holocaust scholar, discovers that to make sense of the heartbreaking events of the war, he must first grapple with the complex interethnic relationships andconflicts that have existed there for centuries
The eastern front, 1941-45 : German troops and the barbarisation of warfare by Omer Bartov( Book )

45 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based largely upon unpublished sources, Omer Bartov's study looks closely at the German army on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. He describes the physical hardship, the discipline and morale, and analyzes the social educational and political background of the junior officers who formed the backbone of the German army. Only with these factors in mind can we begin to explain the criminal activities of the German army in Russia and the extent of involvement of the army in the execution of Hitler's brutal policies."--Jacket
In God's name : genocide and religion in the twentieth century by Omer Bartov( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the widespread trends of secularization in the 20th century, religion has played an important role in several outbreaks of genocide since the First World War. And yet, not many scholars have looked either at the religious aspects of modern genocide, or at the manner in which religion has taken a position on mass killing. This collection of essays addresses this hiatus by examining the intersection between religion and state-organized murder in the cases of the Armenian, Jewish, Rwandan, and Bosnian genocides. Rather than a comprehensive overview, it offers a series of discrete, yet closely related case studies, that shed light on three fundamental aspects of this issue: the use of religion to legitimize and motivate genocide; the potential of religious faith to encourage physical and spiritual resistance to mass murder; and finally, the role of religion in coming to terms with the legacy of atrocity. [from publisher's advertisement]
Anatomy of a genocide : the life and death of a town called Buczacz by Omer Bartov( Book )

19 editions published between 2018 and 2021 in English and German and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A fascinating and timely examination of how genocide can take root at the local level--turning neighbors, friends and even family members against one another--as seen through the little-known story of the Eastern European border town Buczacz during World War II"--
The "Jew" in cinema : from the golem to Don't touch my Holocaust by Omer Bartov( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the image of the Jew in films from the 1920s through the 1990s, in a number of countries (the USSR, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East and West Germany, France, Italy, the USA, and Israel). Highlights the influence of stereotypes not only in antisemitic films, but also in pro-Jewish and anti-antisemitic ones, revealing how latent antisemitic images have been projected even in the latter two types of films. Contains a broad range of films, including Nazi documentaries and Hollywood films with Jewish or "Jewish" heroes (e.g. Paul Newman in "Exodus"). The sections deal with the "Jew" as perpetrator, victim, hero, and anti-hero. The analyses of many different films explore issues related to antisemitism and the Shoah. Celluloid images of the "Jew" have both reflected history and helped to mold it
Crimes of war : guilt and denial in the twentieth century by Omer Bartov( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do societies remember, or forget, the wartime atrocities their soldiers and citizens may have committed? Offering a comparative insight, this book includes original essays on the United States in Vietnam and Korea, the Japanese in China, and the Germans during the Second World War
Les sociétes en guerre, 1911-1946 by Omer Bartov( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in French and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire des deux guerres mondiales a été profondément renouvelée depuis une vingtaine d'années. Les processus de décision des milieux dirigeants ont été décrits avec des outils d'analyse empruntés à d'autres disciplines et replacés dans l'histoire des représentations collectives. L'histoire de la violence, des combats vus « d'en bas », la question de l'émergence d'une « culture de guerre », la mémoire des soldats ont permis de comprendre combien l'on pouvait prolonger des tendances qui naissent au cours de la Première Guerre mondiale jusqu'au second conflit déclenché deux décennies plus tard. Tout aussi cruciales, la confrontation entre les soldats et l'arrière comme l'étude des sorties de guerre ont fait comprendre que les pays européens ne vivent pas la même histoire dans l'entre-deux-guerres : les projets fascistes et totalitaires se glissent dans les fractures mémorielles ou matérielles, plus importantes au centre et à l'est de l'Europe qu'à l'ouest. La nouvelle guerre totale que fut la Seconde Guerre mondiale fit des civils des cibles au même titre que les combattants, processus qui prit une forme génocidaire
Voices on war and genocide : three accounts of the World Wars in a Galician town( )

5 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking as its point of departure Omer Bartov's acclaimed Anatomy of a Genocide, this volume brings together previously unknown accounts by three individuals from Buczacz. These rare narratives give personal glimpses into daily life in unsettled times: a Polish headmaster during World War I, a Ukrainian teacher and witness to both Soviet and German rule, and a Jewish radio technician, genocide survivor, and member of the Polish resistance. Together, they offer a prismatic perspective on a world remote from our own that nonetheless helps us understand how people not unlike ourselves responded to mass violence and destruction"--
Borrados : vestigios de la Galitzia judía en la Ucrania actual by Omer Bartov( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El proyecto nació cuando Omer Bartov, ya profesor de prestigio, comenzó a interrogar a su familia israelí sobre sus orígenes europeos. Las respuestas lo condujeron a una larga exploración de los lugares y los archivos, los paisajes y los libros, los monumentos y los recuerdos del capítulo más brutal en la historia del siglo XX. El genocidio perpetrado por los nazis y sus cómplices locales no fue en Ucrania una metódica actividad industrial, sino una interminable sucesión de matanzas artesanales, casi íntimas, sin duda demasiado humanas. Y algunos se beneficiaron de ellas política o económicamente. Los ecos de lo ocurrido entonces llegan hasta hoy como pequeñas claves que nos ayudan a entender el presente. No fueron borrados del todo: buscan lectores atentos que quieran escucharlos
ha-Yehudi ba-ḳolnoʻa : me-"ha-golem" le-"al tigʻu li ba-Shoʼah" by Omer Bartov( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastern Front, 1941-1945 : German troops and the barbarisation of warfare by Omer Bartov( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Holocaust in Galicia to contemporary genocide : common ground -- historical differences by Omer Bartov( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In God's name : genocide and religion in the twentieth century by Omer Bartov( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petiḥat tsir by Omer Bartov( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in Hebrew and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Murder in our midst : the Holocaust, industrial killing, and representation
The Holocaust : origins, implementation, aftermathMirrors of destruction : war, genocide, and modern identityHitler's army : soldiers, Nazis, and war in the Third ReichGermany's war and the Holocaust : disputed historiesErased : vanishing traces of Jewish Galicia in present-day UkraineThe eastern front, 1941-45 : German troops and the barbarisation of warfareIn God's name : genocide and religion in the twentieth centuryThe "Jew" in cinema : from the golem to Don't touch my Holocaust
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Barṭôv, ʿOmer 1954-

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Omer Bartov Amerikaans historicus

Omer Bartov historiador estadounidense

Omer Bartov historiador estatunidenc

Omer Bartov historiador estauxunidense

Omer Bartov historiador norte-americano

Omer Bartov historialari estatubatuarra

Omer Bartov historien américain

Omer Bartov israelischer Historiker und Hochschullehrer

Omer Bartov izraeli származású amerikai történész, professzor, akadémikus

Omer Bartov storico statunitense

Омер Бартов

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