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Hitler, the Germans, and the final solution

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Published by International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Yale University Press in Jerusalem, New Haven, [Conn.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hitler, Adolf, -- 1889-1945.,
  • National socialism.,
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945),
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography.,
  • Nazi propaganda.,
  • Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.,
  • Germany -- Ethnic relations.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementIan Kershaw.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDD247.H5 K47 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 394 p. ;
    Number of Pages394
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21558957M
    ISBN 109780300124279
    LC Control Number2007940635

    Hitler, on the other hand, was an outsider, who super-imposed his will and the will of the Nazi party upon the German government. Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the killing centers, has four large gas chambers using Zyklon The Germans crystalline hydrogen cyanide as the killing agent. In The Nazi Dictatorship, Kershaw surveyed and the final solution book historical literature and offered his own assessment of the pros and cons of the various approaches. In its entirety, the "Final Solution" consisted of gassings, shootings, random acts of terror, disease, and starvation that accounted for the deaths of about six million Jews—two-thirds of European Jewry. While most of these essays have appeared at different times and in different journals, having them all together between the covers of one volume enhances their importance and reaffirms Kershaw's place as one of the stellar historians of the period. Kershaw is of the opinion that the government realized that it had gone too far, when it gauged public opinion.

    In one important respect, Ansbach was unusually fortunate. Some notes have been updated to reflect recent scholarship, but this was not systematic. The Germans makes it clear that there was no one German people. Himmler explained why the Nazi leadership found it necessary to kill Jewish women and children along with the Jewish men. And yes, the Nazis were very sensitive to public opinion as long as the war appeared to be going in their favour. The result was: "als Partisanen auszurotten" "exterminate them as partisans".

    And the final solution book Holocaust had truly begun. Kershaw the Germans very clear the German public knew, if not about the gas chambers which were a tightly guarded secret, then certainly about mass murders by firing squads. Wehler wrote: Does our understanding of National Socialist policies really depend on whether Hitler had only one testicle? Witnesses have said that such murders happened both prior to and during the pogroms reportedly triggered by the NKVD prisoner massacre. The chapters are grouped thematically into four sections roughly corresponding to the areas of Kershaw's scholarly interests. For example, it was convenient for the Federal Republic to limit the Nazi period from tothen start a clean slate with a "New Germany.


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Hitler, the Germans, and the final solution by Kershaw, Ian. Download PDF Ebook

According to Kershaw the Nazi message of Aryan supremacy, the need for territorial expansion Lebensraum Hitler, and ante-Semitism fell upon increasingly eager ears. The methods used, mainly shooting or gas vans, were soon regarded as inefficient and as a psychological burden on the killers.

She has previously written for The Atlantic, Salon, Nautilus and others. There were picnic tables set up on the side with bottles of vodka and sandwiches for those the Germans needed to rest and the final solution book the deafening noise of gunfire.

But despite his enormous learning and remarkable interpretive skills, we remain perplexed by the widespread passivity of the majority of those who, like that crowd around the gallows in Ansbach, continued to obey a government that had nothing left to offer the Germans but death and destruction.

During his work, Broszat encouraged Kershaw to examine the Germans ordinary people viewed Hitler. This volume presents a comprehensive, multifaceted picture both of the destructive dynamic of the Nazi leadership and of the attitudes and behavior of ordinary Germans as the persecution of the Jews spiraled into total genocide.

With and the final solution book and more scholarly articles available on the Internet, one may ask whether there still is a need for this kind of collection. In JulyBunker II became operational.

Often his meetings were without minutes sometimes summarized in the diaries of participants, but without official recordsand he notoriously did not read reports. Kershaw is very clear on one major point.

What is clear is that the genocide of the Jews was the culmination of a decade of Nazi policy, under the rule of Adolf Hitler. He is well known for his writings on Nazi Germany, especially his definitive two-volume biography of Adolf Hitler, Hitler, — Hubris and Hitler, — Nemesis.

He presents a Hitler who was very much in charge, but who preferred to guide his subordinates with broad hints rather than clear guidelines, and who allowed them to compete at finding solutions by "working toward" what they felt were his wishes. How complicit were lower-level Nazis and members of the Order Police?

The new gas chambers at Bunker I were finished around March when the Final Solution was officially launched at Belzec. He convincingly uncovers the compound of personal loyalty, ideological conviction and selfish calculation that motivated those at the apex of power.

Kershaw succeeds in clearing away a great many misconceptions, he deploys an impressive amount of evidence about the variety and complexity of public opinion and he brilliantly describes the ghastly fate of many ordinary Germans.

A comparison is made with Stalin, who was a bureaucrat who grew up in the system. His work has brought much to light concerning the ways in which the attitudes of the German populace shaped and did not shape Nazi policy.

What had started as uncertain and sporadic violence quickly turned into wholesale slaughter, complete with gas chambers and concentration camps.

Kater contended that Kershaw downplayed the extent of popular antisemitism, and that though admitting that most of the "spontaneous" antisemitic actions of Nazi Germany were staged, argued that because these actions involved substantial numbers of Germans, it is wrong to see the extreme antisemitism of the Nazis as coming solely from above.

In The Nazi Dictatorship, Kershaw surveyed the historical literature and offered his own assessment of the pros and cons of the various approaches.

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Taylor and Arno J. On the contrary, up till now, everyone with a post in the new The Germans has worked best when he has, so to speak, worked towards the Fuhrer. Curiously, a government planned rampage such as Kristallnacht was never repeated.

December 8, First killing center begins operation The Chelmno killing center begins Hitler. Kristallnacht was also no secret. These are the two areas in which Kershaw has made the most lasting contribution, and arguably contain the most important items in the anthology. As long as it is impossible to talk about Nazi Germany without "moral guilt" lurking in the shadows, it will be hard to write nbiased history.

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