Final Solution : the fate of the Jews 1933–1949
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Final Solution : the fate of the Jews 1933–1949

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Final Solution : the fate of the Jews 1933–1949
Call No: 940.5318 C42f

Call Number940.5318 C42f
Dates2016; ©2016
Statement of ResponsibilityDavid Cesarani.
Creators & ContributorsCesarani, David (author)
Summary"Based on decades of scholarship, documentation newly available from the opening of Soviet archives, declassification of Western intelligence service records, as well as diaries and reports written in the camps, Cesarani provides a sweeping reappraisal that challenges accepted explanations for the anti-Jewish politics of Nazi Germany and the inevitability of the Final Solution. The persecution of the Jews, as Cesarani sees it, was not always the Nazis’ central preoccupation, nor was it inevitable. He shows how, in German-occupied countries, it unfolded erratically, often due to local initiatives. For Cesarani, war was critical to the Jewish fate. Military failure denied the Germans opportunities to expel Jews into a distant territory and created a crisis of resources that led to the starvation of the ghettos and intensified anti-Jewish measures. Looking at the historical record, he disputes the iconic role of railways and deportation trains. From prisoner diaries, he exposes the extent of sexual violence and abuse of Jewish women and follows the journey of some Jewish prisoners to displaced persons camps." Publisher
  1. The first year 1933
  2. Judenpolitik, 1934–1938
  3. Pogrom, 1938–1939
  4. War, 1939–1941
  5. Barbarossa, 1941
  6. Final solution, 1942
  7. Total war, 1943
  8. The last phase, 1944–1945
Physical Description xl, 1016 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : St. Martin's Press
EditionFirst U.S. Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographic references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2017 by Mark Dwor in memory of his mother's extended family killed on August 28, 1941 at Seta (Shat), Lithuania