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From the Publisher"An exceptional array of eyewitness accounts ... thisfascinating collection honours the Holocaust's victims, as well asthe sociologist who preserved their memories."
Times Literary Supplement
"A fantastic asset for Holocaust historiography."
European Review of History
"This riveting book prints a collection of 21 eyewitness accountsby German Jews. The value of these testimonies lies above all intheir detail and immediacy. Mostly they confirm the picture wealready have from other sources, though few are as vivid asthese."
"Provides heartrending testimony of Nazi racial hatred."
"Taken together, these survivors’ voices bring the focus backonto what is essential: human lives, their preservation andloss."
"There are few more powerful or moving collections of testimoniesfrom the Jewish victims of the Nazi pogrom of 9-10 November 1938.This is an extraordinary collection that conveys the full extent ofNazi brutality towards Jews even before the 'Final Solution' hadbegun."
Richard J Evans, Regius Professor of history at the Universityof Cambridge and author of The Third Reich atWar
"The testimonies about the pogrom of November 9 and 10, 1938 andits sequels, assembled in this volume, describe what the authorsdeemed to be the height of Nazi barbarism. In reality, these eventswere but the faintest of preludes to what was about to happen tothe Jews in Germany and in occupied Europe. Nonetheless, thesereports carry a poignancy of their own that overwhelmingly evokesthe suffocating and terror filled atmosphere of Jewish everydayexistence in the Reich during those November days and the immediatepre-war months."
Saul Friedlander, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of TheYears of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945
"What sets this anthology, edited by German sociologist UtaGerhardt and literary agent Thomas Karlauf, apart from otherfirsthand accounts is the immediacy of the testimonies. All of theaccounts reveal the degree to which their authors were traumatizedby their experiences."
S.Ross Doughty, Ursinus College