Hitler, the Germans, and the final solution

Kershaw, Ian

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  • Creator Ian Kershaw
  • Format Books
  • Publication Jerusalem : International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem ; New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2008] ©2008
  • Physical Details
    • vi, 394 pages ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780300124279, 0300124279, 9780300151275, 0300151276
  • OCLC ocn227205650


  • 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.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • 'Working towards the "Führer' : reflections on the nature of the Hitler dictatorship -- Ideologue and propagandist : Hitler in light of his speeches, writings, and orders, 1925-1928 -- Improvised genocide? : the emergence of the 'final solution' in the 'Warthegau' -- Hitler's role in the 'final solution' -- The 'everyday' and the 'exceptional' : the shaping of popular opinion, 1933-1939 -- German popular opinion during the 'final solution' : information, comprehension, reactions -- Reactions to the persecution of the Jews -- Popular opinion and the extermination of the Jews -- German popular opinion and the 'Jewish question', 1939-1943 : some further reflections -- Hitler and the Holocaust -- 'Normality' and genocide : the problem of 'historicization' -- Shifting perspectives : historiographical trends in the aftermath of unification -- Hitler and the uniqueness of Nazism -- War and political violence in twentieth-century Europe
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