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Historia środowiskowa Zagłady
An Environmental History of the Holocaust

Author(s): Jacek Małczyński
Subject(s): Social Philosophy, Human Ecology, Environmental interactions, History of the Holocaust, Philosophy of History
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Holocaust; environmental history; anthropocene;

Summary/Abstract: Małczyński suggests to take the comparison of the Holocaust to an earthquake literally in the context of debates on the anthropocene as a new epoch in the history of the Earth. He argues that Holocaust Studies should embrace environmental history, which examines the relationship between human an non-human factors (such as the shaping of landscapes, the climate, weather, plants and animals) in the environment. This, Małczyński argues, would allow Holocaust scholars to enter the debate on climate change, the extinction of species, climate wars and migrations caused by global warming.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 17-33
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish