How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust

How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust

by Dan McMillan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465080243
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 459,362
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Dan McMillan holds a Ph.D. in German history from Columbia University and a law degree from Fordham University, and has worked as a history professor and a prosecuting attorney. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 Posing the Question 1

Chapter 2 A Genocide Like No Other 15

Chapter 3 Why Germany? 39

Chapter 4 A World of Enemies 53

Chapter 5 Hardened by War 65

Chapter 6 Division and Disaster 79

Chapter 7 Why Hitler? 101

Chapter 8 From Dictator to Demigod 119

Chapter 9 Why the Jewish People? 137

Chapter 10 Hatred as Science 153

Chapter 11 The Absent Moral Compass 169

Chapter 12 What They Knew 183

Conclusion 205

Acknowledgments 215

Notes 217

Index 263

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