The Holocaust

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This text answers two fundamental questions about the Holocaust. How, and why, did it happen? Laurence Rees’s answer, based on the latest academic research and 25 years of exploring the subject, reveals three themes. First, it was not just about the Jews – the Nazis would have murdered many more non-Jews – and it was not just about Germans. Second, there was no single ‘decision’ to start the Holocaust – there was a series of escalations, most often when the Nazi leadership interacted with their fanatical grassroots supporters. Third, it took longer than we might think for the world to recognise the importance of what happened – only in the mid-1970s did the word ‘Holocaust’ enter the popular consciousness. Through a chronological narrative, featuring the latest historical research and compelling eyewitness testimony, this is the story of the worst crime in history.

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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER AND THE FIRST AUTHORITATIVE ACCOUNT FOR 30 YEARS.

‘By far the clearest book ever written about the Holocaust, and also the best at explaining its origins and grotesque mentality, as well as its chaotic development’ Antony Beevor

‘Groundbreaking. You might have thought that we know everything there is to know about the Holocaust but this book proves there is much more’ Andrew Roberts, Mail on Sunday

Two fundamental questions about the Holocaust must be asked:

How did it happen? And why?

More completely than any other single work of history yet published, Laurence Rees’s Holocaust definitively answers them.

‘Rees provides an exemplary account of how the greatest crime in modern history came about’ The Times

‘Rees has distilled 25 years of research into this compelling study, the finest single-volume account of the Holocaust . . . demands to be read’ Saul David, Telegraph

‘Anyone wanting a compelling, highly readable explanation of how and why the Holocaust happened, drawing on recent scholarship and impressively incorporating moving and harrowing interviews need look no further than Laurence Rees’s brilliant book’ Professor Ian Kershaw, bestselling author of Hitler

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Weight 397 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.3 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xv, 509 , 24 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

940.5318 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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