The Unwritten Order: Hitler's Role in the Final Solution / Edition 2

The Unwritten Order: Hitler's Role in the Final Solution / Edition 2

by Peter Longerich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0752433288

ISBN-13: 9780752433288

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Tempus Publishing, Limited

The Holocaust differs from other genocides in recent history for one main reason: there is no other example in which a minority was annihilated systematically and as completely as possible on the orders of a head of state and through the apparatus of government. To reconstruct Hitler's central role in the Final Solution represents a particular challenge. Hitler…  See more details below

Overview

The Holocaust differs from other genocides in recent history for one main reason: there is no other example in which a minority was annihilated systematically and as completely as possible on the orders of a head of state and through the apparatus of government. To reconstruct Hitler's central role in the Final Solution represents a particular challenge. Hitler treated the murder of the Jews as a matter of the utmost secrecy and was careful wherever possible not to leave behind any written orders. Wherever his instructions on this matter are recorded he has used codified language. He kept away from the implementation of the orders and feigned ignorance, even to his closest friends and colleagues. Under these conditions, the surviving source material can only be described as fragmentary. The aim of the book is to offer documentary proof of Hitler's central role in the murder of the European Jews. In order to achieve this aim, various documents and fragments of documents have been pieced together and the codified language of the dictator deciphered.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752433288
Publisher:
Tempus Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Revealing History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Map7
Preface8
1Remove, Annihilate, Extirpate21
2Complete removal of the Jews27
3Eradication from the cultural and intellectual life of the Nation41
4Attempting a legal solution to a problem49
5The Jews must be expelled from Germany, from the whole of Europe59
6All measures against the Jews are to be discussed directly with the Fuhrer73
7Granting a merciful death77
8An attempt at the settlement and regulation of the Jewish Problem85
9Some time in the future we want to ship the Jews out to Madagascar91
10According to the will of the Fuhrer95
11The Jewish-Bolshevik Intelligentsia... must be eliminated105
12...Shoot everyone who even looks odd115
13It is good if the terror that we are exterminating the Jews goes before us127
14We are experiencing the fulfilment of this prophecy137
15The World War is here, the extermination of the Jews must be the necessary consequence153
16After appropriate prior approval by the Fuhrer159
17In this matter the Fuhrer is the untiring pioneer and spokesman for a radical solution167
18The Fuhrer has laid the implementation of this very difficult order on my shoulders175
19In accordance with the wishes of the Fuhrer187
20To be treated like tuberculosis bacilli195
21By removing the Jews205
List of Abbreviations214
Notes216
Bibliography241
Index253

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