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The Resource Remembering in vain : the Klaus Barbie trial and crimes against humanity, Alan Finkielkraut ; translated by Roxanne Lapidus with Sima Godfrey ; introduction by Alice Y. Kaplan

Remembering in vain : the Klaus Barbie trial and crimes against humanity, Alan Finkielkraut ; translated by Roxanne Lapidus with Sima Godfrey ; introduction by Alice Y. Kaplan

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Remembering in vain : the Klaus Barbie trial and crimes against humanity
Title
Remembering in vain
Title remainder
the Klaus Barbie trial and crimes against humanity
Statement of responsibility
Alan Finkielkraut ; translated by Roxanne Lapidus with Sima Godfrey ; introduction by Alice Y. Kaplan
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In 1988, during what was probably one of the last trials of a Nazi war criminal - and the first of such trials to take place in France - Klaus Barbie, the notorious "Butcher of Lyons," was found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison. Yet despite the memories stirred and despite the verdict, to Alain Finkielkraut the trial was a moral failure." "In Remembering in Vain: The Klaus Barbie Trial and Crimes Against Humanity, Finkielkraut maintains that the Barbie trial attests to the failure of international society to take responsibility for criminals of state. Trying Barbie not only for actions against Jews but also for actions against the Resistance - actions heretofore considered war crimes on which the statute of limitations had run out - the French court blurred the definition of crimes against humanity." "Finkielkraut finds most disturbing how seriously the arguments of the defense were taken in media responses to the trial. Manipulating the guilty conscience of the West by concentrating on French colonial crimes of the post-World War II era, Barbie's lawyers became accusers, disputing the special significance of the Holocaust and portraying nearly everyone as guilty - except Barbie himself." "Remembering in Vain is Finkielkraut's passionate reminder that the Holocaust struck a mortal blow against the very idea of human progress, a blow that the West and the Third World cannot afford to forget or ignore." "A substantial introduction by Alice Kaplan situates the book for an American audience, providing background on Klaus Barbie, the trial, and the Resistance. A glossary of names and terms is included."--
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contains biographical information
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Finkielkraut, Alain
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
European perspectives
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  • Barbie, Klaus
  • War crime trials
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Remembering in vain : the Klaus Barbie trial and crimes against humanity, Alan Finkielkraut ; translated by Roxanne Lapidus with Sima Godfrey ; introduction by Alice Y. Kaplan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocm26014275
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 102 pages
Isbn
9780231074643
Lccn
92019469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)26014275
Label
Remembering in vain : the Klaus Barbie trial and crimes against humanity, Alan Finkielkraut ; translated by Roxanne Lapidus with Sima Godfrey ; introduction by Alice Y. Kaplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm26014275
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 102 pages
Isbn
9780231074643
Lccn
92019469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)26014275

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