The Final Solution: Origins and Implementation

The Final Solution: Origins and Implementation

by David Cesarani
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415152321

ISBN-13: 9780415152327

Pub. Date: 10/31/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Final Solution clarifies the key questions surrounding the attempt by the Nazis to exterminate the Jews. Drawing on important new research, these authoritative essays focus on the preconditions and antecedents for the 'Final Solution' and examine the immediate origins of the genocidal decision.

Contributors also examine the responses of peoples and

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The Final Solution clarifies the key questions surrounding the attempt by the Nazis to exterminate the Jews. Drawing on important new research, these authoritative essays focus on the preconditions and antecedents for the 'Final Solution' and examine the immediate origins of the genocidal decision.

Contributors also examine the responses of peoples and governments in Germany, occupied Europe, the USA and among Jews worldwide. The controversial conversions of this study challenge many of our accepted ideas about the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415152327
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/31/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Volksgemeinschaft, 'Aryanization' and the Holocaust33
2Euthanasia and the Final Solution51
3The idea of the Final Solution and the role of experts62
4Himmler, the architect of genocide73
5The relation between Operation Barbarossa as an ideological war of extermination and the Final Solution85
6Wehrmacht, Einsatzgruppen, Soviet POWs and anti-Bolshevism in the emergence of the Final Solution103
7Operation Barbarossa and the origins of the Final Solution119
8Hitler and the euphoria of victory: the path to the Final Solution137
9The response of Polish Jewry to the Final Solution151
10The Holocaust in Lithuania: some unique aspects159
11Types of Genocide? Croatians, Serbs and Jews, 1941-5175
12How far did Vichy France 'sabotage' the imperatives of Wannsee?194
13German public awareness of the Final Solution215
14Rescue through statehood: the American Zionist response to the Holocaust228
15Different worlds: British perceptions of the Final Solution during the Second World War246
16Enmity, indifference or cooperation: the Allies and Yishuv's rescue activists268
17Documents on the Holocaust in archives of the former Soviet Union291
Conclusion: the significance of the Final Solution300
Index310

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