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The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945

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With The Years of Extermination, Saul Friedländer completes his major historical work on Nazi Germany and the Jews. The book describes and interprets the persecution and murder of the Jews throughout occupied Europe. The enactment of German extermination policies and measures depended on the cooperation of local authorities, the assistance of police forces, and the passivity of the populations, primarily of their political and spiritual elites. This implementation depended as well on the victims readiness to submit to orders, often with the hope of attenuating them or of surviving long enough to escape the German vise.

This multifaceted study—at all levels and in different places—enhances the perception of the magnitude, complexity, and interrelatedness of the many components of this history. Based on a vast array of documents and an overwhelming choir of voices—mainly from diaries, letters, and memoirs—Saul Friedländer avoids domesticating the memory of these unprecedented and horrific events. The convergence of these various aspects gives a unique quality to The Years of Extermination. In this work, the history of the Holocaust has found its definitive representation.

Review:

"In the second volume of his essential history of Nazi Germany and the Jews, one of the great historians of the Holocaust provides a rich, vivid depiction of Jewish life from France to Ukraine, Greece to Norway, in its most tragic period, drawing especially on hundreds of diaries written by Jews during their ordeal, depicting a world collapsing on its inhabitants, along with the thousands of humiliating persecutions that Jews suffered on their way to extermination. Friedlnder also provides insightful discussions of the many interpretive controversies that still surround the history of Nazi Germany. He has been party to many of the debates, and he remains attuned to the most recent historical research. Friedlnder knows the bureaucratic workings of the Third Reich as well as anyone, but refuses to see in that alone the explanation for the Holocaust. Instead, he focuses largely on cultural and ideological factors. He considers other factors, such as 'the crisis of liberalism,' but these were not the essential motives for the Holocaust, which, Friedlnder says, was driven by sheer hatred of Jews, by 'a redemptive anti-Semitism' espoused by Hitler, a belief that Germans could thrive only through the utter destruction of Jews. This is a masterful synthesis that draws on a lifetime of learning and research." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Saul Friedlander, born in 1932, has now finished his magnum opus, the second volume of his history of Nazi Germany and the Jews (the first, covering the years 1933-1939, appeared in 1997). 'The Years of Extermination' may prove to be the last major general history of the Holocaust produced by a leading scholar who lived under the Nazis. For this reason, and because it relies heavily on the findings... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Book News Annotation:

Completing the work begun with The Years of Persecution; Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-1939, Friedländer (history, U. of California at Los Angeles) has produced an ambitious study of the Holocaust that seeks to integrate understandings of the Holocaust as it played out across Europe; macro-level determinants of German anti-Jewish policies; micro-level experiences and reactions on the part of Germans, their collaborators, occupied peoples, and Jewish victims; and interactions between central ideological-cultural determinants of German policies and institutional dynamics, the evolution of the war, and other circumstances. Among his major themes is the crisis of liberalism and the reaction against communism as ideological sources of anti-Semitism. He argues that, "for a regime dependent on constant mobilization, the Jew served as the constant mobilizing myth" that represented evil per se in each facet of the tripartite mythology of Hitler as a quasiprovidential leader come to bring the Germans salvation in the form of the "ultimate purity of the racial community, the ultimate crushing of Bolshevism and plutocracy, and the ultimate millennial redemption." Beyond this central ideological-cultural question, he also explores how European social institutions failed to serve as a countervailing interest to Nazi extermination policies; attitudes and reactions of bystanders, Jewish leaders, and other actors; the myriad counteractions taken by individual Jews in response to the Holocaust; and issues of witness and historical remembrance. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The result of more than 30 years of research and investigation, this important new volume presents a thorough historical study of the events beyond the usual analysis of German policies, decisions, and measures that led to this most systematic and sustained of modern genocides.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060190439
Author:
Friedlander, Saul
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
Friedlander
Author:
by Saul Friedlander
Subject:
History
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Germany Politics and government 1933-1945.
Subject:
Jews -- Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
Subject:
World History-Holocaust
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Nazi Germany & the Jews
Series Volume:
II
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
896
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.90314 in 46.4 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the second volume of his essential history of Nazi Germany and the Jews, one of the great historians of the Holocaust provides a rich, vivid depiction of Jewish life from France to Ukraine, Greece to Norway, in its most tragic period, drawing especially on hundreds of diaries written by Jews during their ordeal, depicting a world collapsing on its inhabitants, along with the thousands of humiliating persecutions that Jews suffered on their way to extermination. Friedlnder also provides insightful discussions of the many interpretive controversies that still surround the history of Nazi Germany. He has been party to many of the debates, and he remains attuned to the most recent historical research. Friedlnder knows the bureaucratic workings of the Third Reich as well as anyone, but refuses to see in that alone the explanation for the Holocaust. Instead, he focuses largely on cultural and ideological factors. He considers other factors, such as 'the crisis of liberalism,' but these were not the essential motives for the Holocaust, which, Friedlnder says, was driven by sheer hatred of Jews, by 'a redemptive anti-Semitism' espoused by Hitler, a belief that Germans could thrive only through the utter destruction of Jews. This is a masterful synthesis that draws on a lifetime of learning and research." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The result of more than 30 years of research and investigation, this important new volume presents a thorough historical study of the events beyond the usual analysis of German policies, decisions, and measures that led to this most systematic and sustained of modern genocides.
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