War of Annihilation: Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941 (Total War: New Perspectives on World War II)

War of Annihilation: Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941 (Total War: New Perspectives on World War II)

Geoffrey P. Megargee


On June 22, 1941, Hitler begun what often is the most vital crusade of the ecu theater. The battle opposed to the Soviet Union would go away hundreds of thousands of Soviet electorate useless and big components of the rustic in ruins. The loss of life and destruction may outcome not only from army operations but additionally from the systematic killing and abuse that the German military, police, and SS directed opposed to Jews, Communists, and usual citizens.

In War of Annihilation, famous army historian Geoffrey P. Megargee presents a transparent, concise historical past of the Germans' starting crusade of conquest and genocide in 1941. by way of drawing at the better of army and Holocaust scholarship, Megargee dispels the myths that experience distorted the function of Germany's army management in either the army operations themselves and the unthinkable crimes that have been a part of them.

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