The Years of Extermination

The Years of Extermination

Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
An authoritative account of the Holocaust goes beyond usual historical studies to include coverage of the reactions of period world authorities, religious groups, and social groups, in a volume that draws on more than thirty years of research. By the author of Nazi Germany and the Jews. Reprint.


The enactment of the German extermination policies that resulted in the murder of six million European Jews depended upon many factors, including the cooperation of local authorities and police departments, and the passivity of the populations, primarily of their political and spiritual elites. Necessary also was the victims' willingness to submit, often with the hope of surviving long enough to escape the German vise. The Years of Extermination, the completion of Saul Friedländer's major historical opus on Nazi Germany and the Jews, explores the convergence of the various aspects of this most systematic and sustained of modern genocides. In this unparalleled work—based on a vast array of documents and an overwhelming choir of voices from diaries, letters, and memoirs—the history of the Holocaust has found its definitive representation.

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Examines the anti-Semitism that led to Nazi Germany's attempts to exterminate Europe's Jewish population, focusing on the people and events from the Nazi accession to power in 1933 to the final days of World War II

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Collins Publishers, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060930486
Characteristics: xxvi, 870 p. ; 23 cm.


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Jul 12, 2017

Reading this reminded by, depressingly at times, of the Golden Age of Piracy by Benerson Little [an interesting historical work, though]. One important item, the Nazi crimes were allowed to exist on, thanks to Allen Dulles bringing so many of them to the USA and installing some of them in Richard Helms' MK ULTRA program: when Pfc. Eugene B. Dinkin attempted to warn the world of the impending assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas, he was shipped to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where a team, composed of some former Nazi torturers/scientists, worked him over with violent electroshocks and mind-altering drugs, rendering him brain-damaged for the remainder of his life. You won't find this nasty bit of history in Fake News!


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