What We Knew: Terror, Mass Murder and Everyday Life in Nazi Germany

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The horrors of the Nazi regime and the Holocaust still present some of the most disturbing questions in modern history: Why did Hitler's party appeal to millions of Germans, and how entrenched was anti-Semitism among the population? How could anyone claim, after the war, that the genocide of Europe's Jews was a secret? Did ordinary non-Jewish Germans live in fear of the Nazi state? In this unprecedented firsthand analysis of daily life as experienced in the Third Reich, What We Knew offers answers to these most ...
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The horrors of the Nazi regime and the Holocaust still present some of the most disturbing questions in modern history: Why did Hitler's party appeal to millions of Germans, and how entrenched was anti-Semitism among the population? How could anyone claim, after the war, that the genocide of Europe's Jews was a secret? Did ordinary non-Jewish Germans live in fear of the Nazi state? In this unprecedented firsthand analysis of daily life as experienced in the Third Reich, What We Knew offers answers to these most important questions. Combining the expertise of Eric A. Johnson, an American historian, and Karl-Heinz Reuband, a German sociologist, What We Knew is the most startling oral history yet of everyday life in theThird Reich.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780465085729
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 2/26/2006
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 334,916
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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Eric A. Johnson is the author of Urbanization and Crime: Germany 1871-1914 and The Civilization of Crime: Violence in Town and Country Since the Middle Ages. A professor of history at Central Michigan University and a fellow of The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, he lives in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Karl-Heinz Reuband is professor of Sociology at the University of Dusseldorf. He lives in Dusseldorf, Germany.
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  • Posted February 28, 2010

    A book that gives all sides to the same story

    This book reads like two separate books. The first half gives many different views of a incident in history that makes a person wonder how this could happen in a civilized country. This explains not only how it could happen but how it happened and how it affected people on different sides of it. The second half of the book is a very dry read. It details in a research manner percentages of what people knew or claimed they did'nt know of what became known as the final solution. Overall this is a book anyone researching World War II should read. Lessons can be learned from this book to make sure nothing of this magnitude should ever happen again.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2007

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    This book so far has been a great insight from many Jewish people were were in Germany at the time of WWII. It's very straight forward and doesn't have the fluff that other books of this genera have. It's very honest and blunt.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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