Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-1945: Abridged Edition

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - History - 512 pages
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Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-1945 is an abridged edition of Saul Friedländer's definitive Pulitzer Prize-winning two-volume history of the Holocaust: Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939 and The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945.

The book's first part, dealing with the National Socialist campaign of oppression, restores the voices of Jews who were engulfed in an increasingly horrifying reality following the Nazi accession to power. Friedländer also provides the accounts of the persecutors themselves—and, perhaps most telling of all, the testimonies of ordinary German citizens who, in general, stood silent and unmoved by the increasing waves of segregation, humiliation, impoverishment, and violence.

The second part covers the German extermination policies that resulted in the murder of six million European Jews—an official program that depended upon the cooperation of local authorities and police departments, the passivity of the populations, and the willingness of the victims to submit in desperate hope of surviving long enough to escape the German vise.

A monumental, multifaceted study now contained in a single volume, Saul Friedländer's Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-1945 is an essential study of a dark and complex history.

 

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Contents

January 1934
32
March 1936
61
March 1938November 1938
87
November 1938
111
terror
141
May 1940
171
December 1940June 1941
200
June 1941
229
shoAh
285
July 1942March 1943
316
March 1943october 1943
345
Fall 1943Spring 1944
374
March 1944May 1945
395
Notes
423
Selected Bibliography
449
Index
457

September 1941
259

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About the author (2009)

Born in Prague, Saul Friedländer 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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