The Years of Extermination
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: Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Extermination, 1939-1945 (Nazi Germany and the Jews #2)User Review - Becky Lord - Goodreads
I didn't finish it. This tome is probably good for undergrads or for general research, but it's not a gripping book to read through. Perhaps if I had tried to read it at a different time, I would have wanted to finish it. Read full review
Review: Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Extermination, 1939-1945 (Nazi Germany and the Jews #2)User Review - Al - Goodreads
Based upon a vast array of sources....including diaries, letters, etc.......from victims as well as perpetrators of horrendous crimes, this book provides an extremely detailed and in-depth study of ... Read full review