Nazi Germany and the Jews: Volume 1: The Years of Persecution 1933-1939

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - History - 464 pages
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A great historian crowns a lifetime of thought and research by answering a question that has haunted us for more than 50 years: How did one of the most industrially and culturally advanced nations in the world embark on and continue along the path leading to one of the most enormous criminal enterprises in history, the extermination of Europe's Jews?

Giving considerable emphasis to a wealth of new archival findings, Saul Friedlander restores the voices of Jews who, after the 1933 Nazi accession to power, were engulfed in an increasingly horrifying reality. We hear from the persecutors themselves: the leaders of the Nazi party, the members of the Protestant and Catholic hierarchies, the university elites, and the heads of the business community. Most telling of all, perhaps, are the testimonies of ordinary German citizens, who in the main acquiesced to increasing waves of dismissals, segregation, humiliation, impoverishment, expulsion, and violence.

 

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Contents

Dedication
1853
Consenting Elites Threatened Elites
1881
Redernptive AntiSemitism
1904
The New Ghetto
1932
The Spirit of Laws
11
Crusade and Card Index
Paris Warsaw Berlinand Vienna
An Austrian Model?
The Onslaught
A Broken Remnant
NotesPart1
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments
About the Publisher
Copyright

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Born in Prague, Saul Friedlšnder spent his boyhood in Nazi-occupied France. He is a professor of history at UCLA, and has written numerous books on Nazi Germany and World War II.

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