The Holocaust

The Holocaust : A New History

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6 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis, but this is only half the story. Doris Bergen reveals how the Holocaust extended beyond the Jews to engulf millions of other victims in related programmes of mas-murder. The Nazi killing machine began with the disabled, and went on to target Afro-Germans, Gypsies, non-Jewish Poles, French African soldiers, Soviet prisoners of war, homosexual men and Jehovah's Witnesses. As Nazi Germany conquered more territories and peoples, Hitler's war turned soldiers, police officers and doctors into trained killers, creating a veneer of legitimacy around vicious acts of ethnic cleansing and genocide. Using the testimonies of both survivors and eyewitnesses, as well as a wealth of rarely seen photographs, Doris Bergen shows the true extent of the catastrophe that overwhelmed Europe during the Second World War, in a gripping story of the lives and deaths of real more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 612.35g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 0752449281
  • 9780752449289
  • 1,340,375

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'A sensitive and powerful narrative - illuminates individual lives with searing precision' Jane Caplan, editor of The Oxford History of the Third Reich 'Encapsulates this complex history with intelligence and insight - a sure and fluid introduction to the Holocaust' Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, author of Hitler's Willing Executionersshow more

About Doris Bergen

Doris Bergen is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto. She has been researching and teaching the Holocaust for over twenty years, and is on the academic committee of the US Holocaust Memorial more

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