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The Twisted Road to Auschwitz: Nazi Policy toward German Jews, 1933-39
Since the publication of Karl Schleunes' The Twisted Road To Auschwitz in 1970 an almost inconceivably broad variety of scholarly books and articles has dealt with why and how the Holocaust came into being and what kind of mechanisms lay at the bottom of the unimaginable cruelties committed by the Nazi regime against the Jews.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 1st 1990 by University of Illinois Press
(first published January 28th 1971)
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The Twisted Road To Auschwitz: Nazi Policy toward German Jews, 1933-1939 by Karl A. Schleunes was a great reference book for my History of the Holocaust class that I am currently taking at the college level. However, it was poorly organized and the only way I was able to find anything relevant to what I needed was looking in the index that is, thankfully, provided at the back of the book. Great resource book if you are interested in the Holocaust or in a class that brings up the Holocaust. Other ...more
There is nothing which has so defined the world for the last several decades and which will continue to define the world for many decades to come as the concentration camp and the gas chamber. It is the knowledge that man is capable of the systematic and brutal extermination of his fellow man that has shaped the modern world. As Schleunes very poignantly phrases it in the introduction to this book, “if we are to begin to understand ourselves we must somehow come to grips with the reality of Ausc ...more