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The Holocaust : a history of the Jews of Europe during the Second World War

Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Holt pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Sets the scene with a brief history of anti-Semitism prior to Hitler, and documents the horrors of the Holocaust from 1933 onward, in an incisive, interpretive account of the genocide of World War II.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gilbert
ISBN: 0805003487 9780805003482
OCLC Number: 756692813
Description: 959 pages, [20] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: First steps to iniquity --
1933: the shadow of the swastika --
Towards disinheritance --
After the nuremberg laws --
"Hunted like rats" --
Seeds of a terrible vengeance --
September 1939: the trapping of polish jewry --
'Blood of innocents' --
1940: 'a wave of evil' --
War in the west: terror in the east --
January-June 1941: the spreading net --
'It cannot happen!' --
Crime without a name --
Write and record --
Final solution --
Eye-witness to mass murder --
20 January 1942: the Wannsee conference --
Journey into the unknown --
Another journey into the unknow --
If they have enough time, we are lost --
Avenge our tormented people --
From Warsaw to Treblinka: these disatrous and horrible days --
Autumn 1942: at a faster pace --
The most horrible of all horrors --
September-November 1942: the spread of resistance --
To save at least someone --
Help me get more trains --
Warsaw, April 1943: hopeless days of revolt --
Crashing fires of hell --
To perish, but with honour --
Page of glory never to be written --
Do not think our spirit is broken --
One should like so much to live a little bit longer --
From the occupation of Hungary to the Normandy landings --
May one cry now --
July-September 1944: the last deportations --
September 1944: the days of awe --
Revolt at Birkenau --
Protectors and persecutors --
Death marches --
Tainted luck of survival.
Responsibility: Martin Gilbert.

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Sets the scene with a brief history of anti-Semitism prior to Hitler, and documents the horrors of the Holocaust from 1933 onward, in an incisive, interpretive account of the genocide of World War II.

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