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The destruction of the European Jews

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Call NumberREF 940.5318 H64d v. 1–3
Sub-CollectionReference Collection
Statement of ResponsibilityRaul Hilberg.
Creators & ContributorsHilberg, Raul (author)
SummaryFirst published in 1961, Raul Hilberg's comprehensive account of how Germany annihilated the Jewish community of Europe spurred discussion, galvanised further research, and shaped the entire field of Holocaust studies. This revised and expanded edition of Hilberg's classic work extends the scope of his study and includes new material, particularly from newly opened archives in eastern Europe, added over a lifetime of research. Hilberg's study encompasses Germany and all the territories under German rule or influence. Its principal focus is on the large number of perpetrators - civil servants, military personnel, Nazi party functionaries, SS men, and representatives of private enterprises.
ContentsVolume one
  • Precedents
  • Antecedents
  • The structure of destruction
  • Definition by decree
  • Expropriation
  • Concentration
  • Mobile killing operations
Volume two
  • Deportations
Volume three
  • Killing center operations
  • Reflections
  • Consequences
  • Implications
  • German ranks
  • Statistics of Jewish dead
  • Notation on sources
Physical Description 3 volumes (xii, 1273 pages) : maps ; 24 cm
PublisherNew York : Holmes & Meier
EditionRevised and definitive edition
  • Issued in case
  • Errata slip inserted in volume 1
  • Includes bibliographical references and index