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ISBN13: 9781853676505
ISBN10: 1853676500
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This factual account of German war crimes of World War II is a formidable indictment of Nazi brutality and of the monstrous organization which so terrorized occupied Europe and murdered at least 12,000,000 civilians. Along with The Knights of Bushido: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes by the same author, it was a phenomenal bestseller when first published. Drawing on documentary evidence submitted to the Nuremberg trials and brilliantly written by an expert intimately connected to the prosecution of war criminals, this searing condemnation of the Third Reich's crimes is factual, objective and unstinting in its efforts to expose the truth behind real or alleged atrocities. It examines Hitler's instruments of tyranny - the SS, Gestapo and Army - and repression; German crimes against prisoners of war; outrages committed on the high seas; crimes against civilian populations; the mass use of slave labor; the concentration camps; and the 'Final Solution' of the Jewish question. Lord Russell's text examines such infamous crimes as the execution of 10,000 prisoners per day at Auschwitz; the massacre at Lidice; the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto; the death of 4,000,000 Soviet prisoners of war in German hands; the lynching of Allied airmen; the Malmedy massacre; and presents damning evidence against individual German officers and the merciless regime which oversaw their evil activities.

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This factual account of German war crimes of World War II is a formidable indictment of Nazi brutality and of the monstrous organisation which so terrorised occupied Europe and murdered at least 12,000,000 civilians. It was a phenomenal bestseller when first published. Lord Russell's text examines such infamous crimes as the execution of 10,000 prisoners per day at Auschwitz; the massacre at Lidice; the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto; the death of 4,000,000 Soviet prisoners of war in German hands; the lynching of Allied airmen; the Malmedy massacre; and presents damning evidence against individual German officers and the merciless regime which oversaw their evil activities.

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"Lord Russell rises above the well-known abuses of the Holocaust to highlight Nazi abuses on a broader and more savage scale."—Military Review

When discussing the German war crimes of the Second World War, modern histories have focused on the Holocaust. While the Final Solution was a unique and unparalleled horror, German atrocities did not end there. The Nazis terrorized their own citizens, tortured and murdered POWs, and carried out countless executions throughout occupied Europe. Lord Russell of Liverpool was part of the legal team that brought Nazi war criminals to justice, and from this first-hand position, he published the sensational, bestselling The Scourge of the Swastika in 1954. Liverpool shows that the actions of the Third Reich, including the Holocaust, were illegal, not merely immoral. 29 b/w photographs.

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'Edward Frederick Langley Russell, 2nd Baron Russell of Liverpool, was Deputy Judge Advocate General for the British Army of the Rhine, and was a chief legal adviser for Britain during the war crimes trials following World War II.'

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howeir, November 23, 2010 (view all comments by howeir)
I read this book when I was a teenager in England, I was born in 1949. The book was an excellent presentation of the atrocities enacted by the Nazi regime. Russell supplemented his well written text with a number of photographs which made it hard to believe that any sane people could have acted in this way.
I now live in the U.S.A. and have both German and Japanese friends. We do not discuss the war, because that was then and we must move on.
The book did dramatically impact the way that I viewed religion and the concept of a God.
This not a book for those who do not wish to face the horrors of the past, but reading it may affect your attitude to recent disasters, Biafra, Uganda, Rwanda, to name a few.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781853676505
Subtitle:
A Short History of Nazi War Crimes
Introduction:
Horne, Alistair
Introduction:
Horne, Alistair
Author:
Russell, Edward Frederick Langley
Author:
Russell Lord of Liverpool
Author:
Russell, Lord Of Liverpool
Author:
Lord Russell of Liverpool
Publisher:
Greenhill Books
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
World - General
Edition Number:
First
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20060101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Europe » Germany » Nazi Germany
History and Social Science » Military » General History

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Product details 288 pages Greenhill Books - English 9781853676505 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This factual account of German war crimes of World War II is a formidable indictment of Nazi brutality and of the monstrous organisation which so terrorised occupied Europe and murdered at least 12,000,000 civilians. It was a phenomenal bestseller when first published. Lord Russell's text examines such infamous crimes as the execution of 10,000 prisoners per day at Auschwitz; the massacre at Lidice; the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto; the death of 4,000,000 Soviet prisoners of war in German hands; the lynching of Allied airmen; the Malmedy massacre; and presents damning evidence against individual German officers and the merciless regime which oversaw their evil activities.
"Synopsis" by , "Lord Russell rises above the well-known abuses of the Holocaust to highlight Nazi abuses on a broader and more savage scale."—Military Review

When discussing the German war crimes of the Second World War, modern histories have focused on the Holocaust. While the Final Solution was a unique and unparalleled horror, German atrocities did not end there. The Nazis terrorized their own citizens, tortured and murdered POWs, and carried out countless executions throughout occupied Europe. Lord Russell of Liverpool was part of the legal team that brought Nazi war criminals to justice, and from this first-hand position, he published the sensational, bestselling The Scourge of the Swastika in 1954. Liverpool shows that the actions of the Third Reich, including the Holocaust, were illegal, not merely immoral. 29 b/w photographs.

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