Holocaust: The Nazi Persecution and Murder of the Jews

Author(s): Peter Longerich


A comprehensive history of the Nazi persecution and murder of European Jews, demonstrating just how central anti-semitism was to Nazi ideology and what a driving force it was in the development of Nazi decision-making, from their earliest days in power through to the invasion of the Soviet Union and the implementation of the Final Solution.


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The most thorough and reliable account...deserves to be in the library of everyone interested in the history of the greatest genocide in history. Richard J Evans, Times Literary Supplement.

Introduction; Historical Background: Anti-Semitism in the Weimar Republic; PART I: RACIAL PERSECUTION, 1933-1939; 1. The Displacement of Jews from Public Life, 1933-1934; 2. Segregation and Comprehensive Discrimination, 1935-1937; 3. Interim Conclusions: The Removal of Jews from German Society, the Formation of the National Socialist 'People's Community', and its Consequences for Jewish Life in Germany; 4. The Intensification of the Racial Persecution of Non-Jewish Groups by the Police Apparatus, 1936-1937; 5. Comprehensive Deprivation of Rights and Forced Emigration, late 1937-1939; 6. The Politics of Organized Expulsion; PART II: THE PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS, 1939-1941; 7. The Persecution of Jews in the Territory of the Reich, 1939-1940; 8. German Occupation and the Persecution of the Jews in Poland, 1939-1940/1941: The First Variant of a 'Territorial Solution'; 9. Deportations; PART III: MASS EXECUTIONS OF JEWS IN THE OCCUPIED SOVIET ZONES, 1941; 10. Laying the Ground for a War of Racial Annihilation; 11. The Mass Murder of Jewish Men; 12. The Transition from Anti-Semitic Terror to Genocide; 13. Enforcing the Annihilation Policy: Extending the Shootings to the Whole Jewish Population; PART IV: GENESIS OF THE FINAL SOLUTION ON A EUROPEAN SCALE, 1941; 14. Plans for a Europe-Wide Deportation Programme After the Start of Barbarossa; 15. Autumn 1941: Beginning of the Deportations and Regional Mass Murders; 16. The Wannsee Conference; PART V: THE EXTERMINATION OF THE EUROPEAN JEWS, 1942-1945; 17. The Beginning of the Extermination Policy on a European Scale in 1942; 18. The Further Development of the Policy of Extermination after the Turning of the War in 1942-1943: Continuation of the Murders and Geographical Expansion of the Deportations; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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  • : 9780199600731
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : January 2012
  • : 233mm X 155mm X 42mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Peter Longerich
  • : Paperback
  • : 940.5318
  • : 672