The Years of Extermination

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - History - 896 pages
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The enactment of the German extermination policies that resulted in the murder of six million European Jews depended upon many factors, including the cooperation of local authorities and police departments, and the passivity of the populations, primarily of their political and spiritual elites. Necessary also was the victims' willingness to submit, often with the hope of surviving long enough to escape the German vise. The Years of Extermination, the completion of Saul Friedländer's major historical opus on Nazi Germany and the Jews, explores the convergence of the various aspects of this most systematic and sustained of modern genocides. In this unparalleled work—based on a vast array of documents and an overwhelming choir of voices from diaries, letters, and memoirs—the history of the Holocaust has found its definitive representation.

  

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Review: The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 (Nazi Germany and the Jews #2)

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This is probably the most in depth look at what really happened in the German occupied Europe during WWII. It is a mixture of documentary, evidentiary, and diaristic evidence all wound together in a ... Read full review

Review: The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 (Nazi Germany and the Jews #2)

User Review  - Roy - Goodreads

Have recently discovered that for myself (and I believe others) a better knowledge and understanding of the whys and wherefores of the Holocaust is essential to an understanding of what it is to be ... Read full review

Contents

Terror Fall 1939Summer 1941
1
December 1940June 1941
129
Mass Murder Summer 1941Summer 1942
195
Shoah Summer 1942Spring 1945
397
March 1943October 1943
469
October 1943March 1944
539
Notes
665
Bibliography
795
Index
849
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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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