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Author Berkowitz, Michael,
Title The crime of my very existence : Nazism and the myth of Jewish criminality / Michael Berkowitz.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2007.

Author Berkowitz, Michael,
Series The S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies
S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
Subject Antisemitism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
National socialism.
Propaganda, German -- History -- 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Causes.
Jews -- Germany -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- Germany.
Germany -- Ethnic relations.
Description 1 online resource (xxix, 321 pages) : illustrations
polychrome. rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-299) and index.
Contents Above suspicion? : facts, myths, and lies about Jews and crime -- The construction of "Jewish criminality" in Nazi Germany -- The self-fulfilling prophecy of the ghettos -- Inverting the innocent and the criminal in concentration camps -- Re-presenting Zionism as the apex of global conspiracy -- Lingering stereotypes and Jewish displaced persons -- Jewish DPs confronting the law : prescriptions, self-perceptions, and pride of self-control.
Note Print version record.
Summary Berkowitz investigates a dimension of anti-Semitism that was instrumental in the making of the Holocaust: the association of Jews with criminality. He traces the myths and realities about Jewish criminality from the 18th century to the Weimar Republic and on into the Nazi assault upon the Jews.
ISBN 9780520940680 (electronic bk.)
0520940687 (electronic bk.)
9781435601994 (electronic bk.)
1435601998 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 173816773
Additional Format Print version: Berkowitz, Michael. Crime of my very existence. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2007 9780520251120 0520251121 (DLC) 2006029807 (OCoLC)71552170

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