[PDF / Epub] ✅ Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-1945 By Saul Friedländer – Moi-sosedi.info
Not an easy read but essential to get an understanding of Europe in the 20th century The book is an abridgement of two larger books At times the narrative is disrupted or names are mentioned out of context or so long since a previous mention that I had forgotten who the people were.One of the main issues the book raises is how the holocaust was allowed to happen in supposedly civilised Europe I kept thinking of Gandhi s quip that he thought European civilisation would be a good idea In almost mind numbing detail the book goes through how the Jews were rounded up in the Reich and in the occupied countries and shipped to Poland to ghettos and then to the camps for extermination The book has no maps which would have been helpful I suppose they were abridged out In my own understanding I had thought the holocaust was a secret only revealed when the Soviets liberated the extermination camps in Poland in early 1945 This is of course not true and may have been the result of re writing of history in our education system or in society generally to relieve feelings of guilt This book makes it clear that while it may not have been publicly reported much in Europe due to Nazi control of the media, ordinary people all over Europe knew what was happening to the Jews departed to Poland Reports were sent to the R A book everyone should read about an important part of history that tells us a lot about humanity and horror. Nazi Germany And The Jews, 1933 1945 Is An Abridged Edition Of Saul Friedl Nder S Definitive Pulitzer Prize Winning Two Volume History Of The Holocaust The Years Of Persecution, 1933 1939 And The Years Of Extermination, 1939 1945.The Book S First Part, Dealing With The National Socialist Campaign Of Oppression, Restores The Voices Of Jews Who Were Engulfed In An Increasingly Horrifying Reality Following The Nazi Accession To Power Friedl Nder Also Provides The Accounts Of The Persecutors Themselves And, Perhaps Most Telling Of All, The Testimonies Of Ordinary German Citizens Who, In General, Stood Silent And Unmoved By The Increasing Waves Of Segregation, Humiliation, Impoverishment, And Violence.The Second Part Covers The German Extermination Policies That Resulted In The Murder Of Six Million European Jews An Official Program That Depended Upon The Cooperation Of Local Authorities And Police Departments, The Passivity Of The Populations, And The Willingness Of The Victims To Submit In Desperate Hope Of Surviving Long Enough To Escape The German Vise.A Monumental, Multifaceted Study Now Contained In A Single Volume, Saul Friedl Nder S Nazi Germany And The Jews, 1933 1945 Is An Essential Study Of A Dark And Complex History. Nazis Jewish PoliciesThis book details the policies of Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler up until the start of the war It was very detailed and provided a lot of new information to me I highly recommend this book. A meticulous account of the oppressive measures and the public acquiescence that eventually resulted in the Holocaust Extremely well researched. Incredibly depressing and a bit dry at times, as textbooks tend to be , but a great crash course in this heartbreaking, vitally important subject. An abridged version of Friedlander s two volume history of the Nazi s war on the Jewish people Comprehensive and well researched We should all read this book to see how easy it was for a civilised society to allow this to happen. Man am I happy to be done reading this book It s good and I m glad I read it But it is mostly a book about names rather than a book about people Very straightforward history stuff, not much in the way of personal background info No established characters, if you will Granted, it s not a novel or a memoir, so it s not like I expected The Diary of Anne Frank Now With Lots of Facts or anything I think one of the main problems is that this is an abridged combined version of two longer books by Friedl nder The Years of Persecution and The Years of ExterminationThe intro claims that this book isn t meant to replace those two, it s meant to get people to read this one and then seek out the full versions I kind of doubt that people who read this book are going to do that Otherwise why read an abridged version in the first place I ve never read the originals so I can t say for sure, but this felt, at times, clumsily abridged and combined It also seems geared toward people who already have a good background knowledge re the historical figures involved Mine is pretty shaky, so the scant introduction to these people didn t help me remember who the hell they were when they were mentioned dozens of pages later Sure, I could have Googled every name, but then I never would have finished this Time was of the essence since this is a library book That is probably late In any case, I gained something from reading this, but think I would have b This is an unforgettable book A comprehensive, detailed, definitive history of how hate become pandemic created war and cataclysm I ve read lots of holocaust writing, and seen a lot of film But there is nothing else like this.Though lengthy, I had to press on and finish I m so glad I did.