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The Final Solution: The Attempt to Exterminate the Jews of Europe, 1939 - 1945

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Published (first published 1953)
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Thom Swennes
I felt strange when I was deciding how to rate this book. The reason for this feeling is an anomaly based on human decorum and decency. The mere conception of a final solution for the Jewish problem should be far beyond the scope of human thinking; but it wasn’t. Between the years of 1939 and 1945, the Nazi government embarked on a crusade to rid the world of an entire race; the Jews. First appearing in print in 1953 when the Second World War was still fresh in the memories of the survivors, Ger ...more
Owen
Innovative for its time, but nowadays completely worthless. Reitlinger falsly speculates that the Marsh 30th 1941 speech on the eve of Barbarossa mentioned the extermination of Jews. We have since uncovered the notes of that speech from Hymen Hoth as well as Franz Halder. Neither version makes any mention of such a thing, an so we can disregard this speculation.
Kafkasfriend
One of the first and still best discussions on the topic. Essential reading for an understanding of the period. Most of the research and findings remain undefeated.
RK Byers
the best part of this book is at the very end when it all comes apart for the Nazis. that made the whole thing worth reading.
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