The German Public and the Persecution of the Jews, 1933-1945 / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $16.51
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 44%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $16.51   
  • New (4) from $16.51   
  • Used (3) from $16.51   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

1573923354 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!

Ships from: Springfield, VA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:


Condition: New

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2013

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
1996 Trade paperback New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 217 p. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is ... necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Abingdon, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


In The German Public and the Persecution of the Jews, editor Joerg Wollenberg examines the painful question of the extent to which the German public was aware of Nazi persecution of the Jews. By weaving together eyewitness reports of Reichskristallnacht, this "night of arson, terror, and destruction" of November 9, 1938, with interpretive essays by contemporary scholars, he constructs an eerie insider look at a gruesome event.

Written in stark, almost conversational tones, the eyewitness testimony of Jews, half-Jews, and non-Jews is both moving and horrifying. The first-person narratives of the non-Jews document how impossible it was not to know what was happening on Reichskristallnacht and how painful it is years later to deal with repression and denial. The victims whose accounts are included here struggle with the subjectivity of their childhood memories, filling gaps with adult verification and continuing to agonize about distrust of their record.

The text is arranged in two parts: first the eyewitness accounts from Nuremberg of the events of November 1938; then a section containing analyses of policies, behavior, and events as they were directed at the Jews during the Third Reich.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The volume exposes the legend about ignorance."

—Die Zeit

Library Journal
With the current debate and accompanying loud publicity over Daniel J. Goldhagen's Hitler's Willing Executioners LJ 3/15/96, this slim volume will probably be overlooked, especially by general readers. This is unfortunate, since the book, a result of a recent Bavarian conference entitled "No One Participated, No One Knew," contributes to the continual debate: Did the "average" German know what was happening to the Jews during the Nazi years? In the series of accounts presented here, followed by scholarly essays, eyewitnesses living in Germany during the Nazi years all state that German citizens knew what was happening. Wollenberg Univ. of Bremen, who edits the German, and Pribic Layfayette Coll., who translates, do not make the English easy for general readers. Those who are willing to try, however, will be rewarded. This book should be in all academic libraries and public libraries with strong collections on the Holocaust.Dennis L. Noble, Sequim, Wash.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573923354
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Series: German Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Jorg Wollenberg is director of the Educational Center of the City of Nuremberg and professor for continuing education at the University of Bremen.

Rado Pribic is a professor at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and is currently serving as chair of the International Affairs Program

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Note on Translation
Fifty-Five Years after Reichskristallnacht
No One Participated, No One Knew: The Public Persecution and Destruction of the Jews in Germany 1
The Night of the Pogrom of November 9-10, 1938 in Nuremberg 11
The Majority Could Have Stayed Away without the Risk of Repression 15
The Race between Life and Death: The Mixed Breeds 22
"The Jews Are Vermin, Except for Grab, My Jewish Schoolmate" 30
Hiding at the Home of Strangers 34
In Berlin There Were People Who Were Willing to Help From an Interview 43
The Truth about the Reich's Pogrom Night 50
Permission for Murder: The Justice System and the Persecution of the Jews 59
When the Witnesses Were Silent: The Confessing Church and the Jews 68
The Difficult Atonement Toward Judaism: The Command Structure and Knowledge in the German Military 83
National Socialist Cultural Policy and Its Beneficiaries: The Example of Munich 96
The Expropriation of the "Rapacious" Capital by "Productive" Capital: The City of Nuremberg as an Example of Aryanization 118
"The Apartment Keys Are to Be Relinquished to the House Manager": The Cannibalization of Jewish Estates 141
Punctually on the Ramp: The Horizon of a German Railroad Worker 154
Collaboration and Deportation in Holland: On the Behavior of the Non-Jewish Population during the Persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands 169
Appendix 177
A List of Visual Artists Who Were Exhibited and Honored during the Nazi Period 179
Register of Enterprises Aryanized in Nuremberg 189
Notes 193
The Contributors 204
Index 207
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)