Years of Extermination: Book summary and reviews of Years of Extermination by Saul Friedlander

Years of Extermination

Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945, Vol. 2

by Saul Friedlander

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The extermination of the Jews of Europe triggers disbelief. This volume presents a thorough historical study of the events while attempting to keep some of the traces of the primary sense of disbelief.

The work is based on a vast array of contemporary sources and recent historical literature. Its interpretive framework is founded on the lethal impact of several converging factors: The growing crisis and the collapse of liberal democracy throughout continental Europe on the eve of the war and during its first year, and the anti-Semitic tradition it exacerbated; the raging anti-Jewish campaign of Adolf Hitler's Germany and the readiness of its leader, at a given point in time, to implement his extermination threats against the Jews; the course of the war that became total in 1941 and offered Hitler the context and the circumstances to launch the "Final Solution."

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"This is a masterful synthesis that draws on a lifetime of learning and research." - PW.

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