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Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust

Daniel Goldhagen

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Prose: non-fiction, History

Powerful and well-researched... this book stimulates thought.

Daniel Goldhagen re-visits a question which history has treated as settled, and his research leads him to the inescapble conclusion that none of the answers holds true. That question is: How could the Holocaust happen? His response is an exploration of German society and its ingrained anti-semitism that demands a fundamental revision of our thinking about the years 1933-1945. The author marshals fresh, primary evidence - including extensive testimony from the actual perpetrators - to show that the killers were ordinary Germans who were not compelled to act as they did (they knew they could refuse without retribution) yet they killed willingly and zealously.

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Praise for Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust

  • ** 'A monumental achievement. - SUNDAY TIMES

  • ** 'Powerful and well-researched... this book stimulates thought... It is a serious book written by a gifted scholar. - TLS

  • ** 'As stomach churning in its grueseome detail as it is mind-blowing for its radical fa?ade stripping of one of the ghastliest episodes of human history. - DAILY MAIL

  • ** 'There is enough material here to disturb the human race to the end of time. - ROBERT KEE

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