War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (Critical Issues in World and International History)

War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (Critical Issues in World and International History)


In interpreting one of many defining occasions of the 20th century, Doris L. Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historic, political, social, cultural, and army contexts. not like many different remedies of the Holocaust, this revised, 3rd version discusses not just the persecution of the Jews, but additionally different segments of society victimized by means of the Nazis: Roma, homosexuals, Poles, Soviet POWs, the disabled, and different teams deemed bad. In transparent and eloquent prose, Bergen explores the 2 interconnected ambitions that drove the Nazi German software of conquest and genocide—purification of the so-called Aryan race and growth of its residing space—and discusses how those pursuits affected the process global warfare II. together with firsthand bills from perpetrators, sufferers, and eyewitnesses, her ebook is rapid, human, and eminently readable.

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