Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, Jun 1, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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This book is the culmination of more than three decades of meticulous historiographic research on Nazi Germany by one of the period's most distinguished historians. The volume brings together the most important and influential aspects of Ian Kershaw's research on the Holocaust for the first time. The writings are arranged in three sections--Hitler and the Final Solution, popular opinion and the Jews in Nazi Germany, and the Final Solution in historiography--and Kershaw provides an introduction and a closing section on the uniqueness of Nazism. Kershaw was a founding historian of the social history of the Third Reich, and he has throughout his career conducted pioneering research on the societal causes and consequences of Nazi policy. His work has brought much to light concerning the ways in which the attitudes of the German populace shaped and did not shape Nazi policy. This volume presents a comprehensive, multifaceted picture both of the destructive dynamic of the Nazi leadership and of the attitudes and behavior of ordinary Germans as the persecution of the Jews spiraled into total genocide.
  

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User Review  - Janschie - Goodreads

This book is rather dry compared to Kershaw's more well known best seller ones. It seems to be a collection of past essays. It is well worth spending time on this terrible period of human existence and Kershaw is as good as they come in providing insight. Read full review

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User Review  - Iain Bauer - Goodreads

Part 1 and 2 are brilliant and informative, but part 3 became a little tedious for those not invested in the relevant debates and difficulties amongst historians. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
the Hitler Dictatorship
29
Hitler in Light of His Speeches
49
Hitlers Role in the Final Solution
89
Popular Opinion and the jews in Nazi Germany
139
Hitler and the Holocaust
237
The Problem of Historicization
282
Historiographical Trends
303
The Uniqueness ofNazism
343
War and Political Violence in TwentiethCentury Europe 3 61
383
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About the author (2008)

Ian Kershaw is professor of modern history at the University of Sheffield.

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