Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution

Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution

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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.

Publisher: Jerusalem : International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem ; New Haven, [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780300124279
Characteristics: vi, 394 pages ; 25 cm


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Jul 02, 2011

Superb example of the best kind of scholarship - rigorous, unbiased and disciplined. Insightful, penetrating, analysis and beautifully written. Ian Kershaw is arguably in a class of his own.

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