The Holocaust: A Concise History

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2009 - History - 279 pages
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In examining one of the defining events of the twentieth century, Doris Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, this history traces not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other segments of society victimized by the Nazis: Gypsies, homosexuals, Poles, Soviet POWs, the disabled, and other groups deemed undesirable. With clear and eloquent prose, Bergen explores the two interconnected goals that drove the Nazi German program of conquest and genocide purification of the so-called Aryan race and expansion of its living space and discusses how these goals affected the course of World War II. Including illustrations and firsthand accounts from perpetrators, victims, and eyewitnesses, the book is immediate, human, and eminently readable."
  

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Best educational account of the Holocaust I've ever read. It has everything you would need to know. Read full review

Contents

Adolf Hitler the National Socialist German
29
Nazi Germany 19331938
51
In Search of War 19381939
79
War against Poland
101
Exporting War and Terror
135
1942 and 1943
167
Death Throes and Killing Frenzies 19441945
215
The Legacies of Atrocity
233
Photo Credits
259
About the Author
279
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About the author (2009)

Doris L. Bergen is Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto.

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