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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 periods most distinguished historians. The volume brings together the most important and influential aspects of Ian Kershaws 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.

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The second of Kershaw's preoccupations has been with assessing popular opinion in Nazi Germany, again focusing on the Holocaust. Here, too, he charts a course between two extremes. Most Germans, he argues, were neither rabid anti-Semites nor innocent bystanders. They knew, or could have known, what was happening to Europe's Jews. Few actively opposed their government's murderous policies. Nevertheless,... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

About the Author

Ian Kershaw is a highly acclaimed historian and professor of modern history at the University of Sheffield. He is well known for his writings on Nazi Germany, especially his definitive two-volume biography of Adolf Hitler, Hitler, 1889–1936: Hubris and Hitler, 1936–1945: Nemesis. He lives in Manchester, GB.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300124279
Author:
Kershaw, Ian
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
National socialism
Subject:
Nazi propaganda.
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
World History-Holocaust
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.15 lb

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