"Judeocide" -- not in OED

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Oct 15 16:03:48 UTC 2013

Probably coined by Arno Mayer, in _Why Did the Heavens Not Darken?
The "Final Solution in History"_ (1st ed., N.Y.: Pantheon Books, c1988).

In _The Path to Genocide: Essays on Launching the Final Solution_,
Christopher R. Browning writes "Mayer does indeed attempt to set the
'Judeocide' (a term he prefers to Holocaust) ..." (page 77).  GBooks Preview.

The earliest GBooks hit I find is 1989 Feb. 19, quoting Mayer:

" In other words, Mr. Mayer believes that three steps should be
taken. He wants us 'to abandon the vantage point of the Cold War; to
place the Judeocide in its pertinent historical setting; and to use
an overarching interpretative construct to explain the horrors both
of the Jewish catastrophe and the historical circumstances in which
it occurred.' "  "The Twisted Road to Auschwitz", book review of
Mayer's book by V. R. Berghahn, The NYTimes, Arts section (no page given).


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