Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Extermination
By (author) Saul Friedlander
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Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Extermination by Saul Friedlander
Book DescriptionThe second and concluding volume of the definitive two-volume account of the Holocaust With THE YEARS OF EXTERMINATION, Friedlander completes his work on Nazi Germany and the Jews. The book describes and interprets the history of the persecution and murder of the Jews throughout occupied Europe. The implementation of German extermination policies and measures depended on the submissiveness of political authorities, the assistance of local police forces and the passivity or co-operation of the populations, primarily of their political and spiritual elites. The implementation also depended on the readiness of the victimes to submit to orders, often with the hope of modifying them or surviving long enough to escape the German vice. This multifaceted representation - at all levels and in all different places - enhances the perception of the magnitude, complexity and interrelatedness of the multiple components of this history. Based on a vast variety of documents and an overwhelming choir of voices, Friedlander manages to avoid domesticating the memory of unparalleled and horrific events. The convergence of these various aspects gives THE YEARS OF EXTERMINATION its unique aulity. In this work the history of the Holocaust has found its definitive representation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780753824450
(145mm x 217mm x 57mm)
Imprint: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Saul Friedlander
Where Memory Leads, Hardback (November 2016)
Volume Two of Saul Friedleander's autobiography. Volume One was originally published in New York in 1979.
When Memory Comes, Hardback (November 2016)
Originally published: 1st ed. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1979.
Nazi Germany and the Jews, Paperback (November 2009)» View all books by Saul Friedlander
An abridged edition of Saul Friedlander's definitive two-volume history of the Holocaust: THE YEARS OF PERSECUTION and THE YEARS OF EXTERMINATION.
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Author Biography - Saul Friedlander
Saul Friedlander was born in Prague in 1932. He fled to France where he survived the war in hiding. He arrived in Israel in 1948 and took part in the Israeli War of Independence. Since 1987 he was been Professor of Holocaust Studies at UCLA. In 2008 he was awarded the general non-fiction Pulitzer prize for his book THE YEARS OF EXTERMINATION: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945. He lives in Los Angeles.
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