- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From the Publisher"Lower's excellent study offers important insights into the nature of National Socialist racial visions and efforts to transform colonial fantasy into reality, as well as into the tragic consequences for the Jewish and non-Jewish populations of Ukraine."
— Holocaust and Genocide Studies
"Wendy Lower's Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine is an outstanding case study, centered on the Zhytomyr District, of German policies in an occupied Western Ukrainian region."—Raul Hilberg, author of The Destruction of the European Jews
"Lower presents an extremely important addition to our knowledge of the eastern front in the Second World War. By treating the Holocaust and German colonization policies at the local level, Lower presents social history as the consequence of political history. The 'bottom-up' and the 'top-down' perspectives are beautifully integrated here."—Timothy Snyder, Yale University
"An exemplary local study of . . . the administrative entity encompassing much of the German-occupied Ukraine in World War II."
— Central European History
"[Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine] offers an excellent regional account of the Holocaust, carefully unpacking the interaction between higher orders and lower level initiatives in the unfolding of genocide."
— American Historical Review
"An excellent study that bravely attempts to put the Nazi occupation of Ukraine in comparative context, and uses newly opened archives to extend our knowledge of the true horror of the era."
— Europe-Asia Studies
"A very useful contribution to the field of Holocaust studies. . . . An excellent analysis of Nazi empire-building and the Holocaust in the Zhytomyr district."
— English Historical Quarterly
— Journal of Modern History
"A carefully nuanced picture of Ukrainian responses to Nazi occupation. . . . Both specialists and general readers seeking new insights into the Holocaust and the history of Nazi occupation in Eastern Europe will benefit greatly from [this] important study."
—Journal of Modern History