What We Knew: Terror, Mass Murder, and Everyday Life in Nazi Germany

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Basic Books, 2006 - History - 434 pages
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Drawing on interviews with four thousand German Jews and non-Jewish Germans who experienced the Third Reich firsthand, presents an oral history of life in Nazi Germany, addressing such issues as guilt and ignorance concerning the mass murder of European Jews, anti-Semitism, and the popular appeal of Hitler and National Socialism.

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Review: What We Knew: Terror, Mass Murder, and Everyday Life in Nazi Germany

User Review  - Buck Jones - Goodreads

This is a difficult book to read - for obvious reasons. I found out about this book after visiting the Gestapo Museum (there really is such a place) - in Cologne, Germany. It was the former Gestapo ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jake Cooper - Goodreads

Personal nterviews with many involved: Jews who left, Jews who stayed, Germans who knew, Germans who didn't. So, so personal. Read full review

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Eric A. Johnson is the author of Urbanization and Crime: Germany 1871-1914 and The Civilization of Crime: Violence in Town and Country Since the Middle Ages. A professor of history at Central Michigan University and a fellow of The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, he lives in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Karl-Heinz Reuband is professor of Sociology at the University of Dusseldorf. He lives in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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