Breaking the Silence

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Simon & Schuster, Mar 1, 1987 - History - 320 pages
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Chronicles the efforts of German industrialist Eduard Schulte, the Allied agent who first provided evidence of Hitler's campaign of genocide against the Jews, and the contributions of the Germans who aided Schulte

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Breaking the silence: the German who exposed the final solution

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"With exemplary scholarship," Laqueur and Breitman reveal how German industrialist Edward Schulte secretly informed the Allies of the Nazi's systematic extermination of Jews. A "rare combination of precision and passion" (LJ 6/15/86), this edition includes a new epilog by the authors. Read full review

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With exemplary scholarship the authors address an obscure incident in the German resistance to Hitler and in the revelation of Nazi plans for the Final Solution. In July 1942, a prominent German ... Read full review

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Walter Laqueur is distinguished scholar at the Center fo

Walter Laqueur is distinguished scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. He r Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. He was a long-time director of the Wiener Library in London, anwas a long-time director of the Wiener Library in London, and editor of theJournal of Contemporary History, Washington Pd editor of theJournal of Contemporary History, Washington Papers, and Washington Quarterly. He was professor for many dapers, and Washington Quarterly. He was professor for many decades at the universities of Brandeis, Harvard, Tel Aviv, aecades at the universities of Brandeis, Harvard, Tel Aviv, and Georgetown. nd Georgetown.

Richard Breitman, professor of history at American University, is the author or co-author of seven books and more than forty articles. One of his books, The Architect of Genocide: Himmler and the Final Solution, won the Fraenkel Prize for Contemporary History, and another, Official Secrets: What the Nazis Planned, What the British and Americans Knew, was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in Holocaust Studies. Breitman serves as editor of the scholarly journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

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