"Final Solution": Nazi Population Policy and the Murder of the European Jew by Gotz Aly, Belinda Cooper, Allison Brown |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble

"Final Solution": Nazi Population Policy and the Murder of the European Jew

by Gotz Aly, Belinda Cooper, Allison Brown
     
 

How did it come about that a modern European state in the middle of the twentieth century planned and carried out the industrially organized mass murder of six million Jews, male and female, adults and children?

Making extensive use of Russian, German, and Polish archives, Aly has provided the most exact and detailed reconstruction of the "Final

Overview

How did it come about that a modern European state in the middle of the twentieth century planned and carried out the industrially organized mass murder of six million Jews, male and female, adults and children?

Making extensive use of Russian, German, and Polish archives, Aly has provided the most exact and detailed reconstruction of the "Final Solution" yet achieved. As well as looking at the ideological imperative in the Nazi state to "solve the Jewish question" and at Hitler's own role, Aly investigates the actions of those running the Reich Security Headquarters in Berlin and of those numerous lesser figures on the ground who were in the eye of the storm, grappling with the planning failures inherent in Nazi resettlement plans and experiencing mounting difficulties in trying to be rid of "their" Jews. Aly illustrates, through the evidence he builds into an overall mosaic, the lunacy of Nazi race policy, and the variety of agencies that went into the gradual shaping of a policy of all-out genocide.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This outstanding work, based on detailed research, often into hitherto untapped sources, is the best analysis to date of the complex developments between 1939 and 1941 that produced the Nazi genocide against the Jews."—Ian Kershaw, University of Sheffield

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340677575
Publisher:
Hodder Education Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Götz Aly was born in Heidelberg and got his degree from the Otto Suhr Institute of the Free University. He is the author, with Susanne Heim, of Vordenker der Vernichtung: Auschwitz und die Pläne für eine neue europäische Orndung (1991).

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