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Holocaust by Peter Longerich
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Aug 18, 2011

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Read from July 23, 2012 to November 21, 2014 — I own a copy

A very objective review od the increasing escalation of the Nazi Judenpolitik during the pre-war and wartime periods. Longerich catalogues in great detail the increasing ferocity and magnitude of the murder of the Jews of Europe. He underlines that this was only possible with the active participation of the governements of the occupied territories. Where this was not forthcoming the extermination was not able to be completed.

Despite the dry nature of the prose the horror of the advance of the implacable Nazi killing machine cannot fail to give the reader sleepless nights.
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Lewis Weinstein Thanks for your perceptive comments. In my novel-in-progress I will be focusing on why the German people and other governments did not resist mass murder unrelated (and in fact harmful) to Germany's war aims. Does Longerich deal with this question? ... LEW

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