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Author Fritz, Stephen G., 1949-

Title Ostkrieg : Hitler's war of extermination in the East / Stephen G. Fritz
Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (640 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents Dilemma -- Decision -- Onslaught -- Whirlwind -- Reckoning -- All or nothing -- Total war -- Scorched earth -- Disintegration -- Death throes
Summary On June 22, 1941, Germany launched the greatest land assault in history on the Soviet Union, an attack that Adolf Hitler deemed crucial to ensure German economic and political survival. As the key theater of the war for the Germans, the eastern front consumed enormous levels of resources and accounted for 75 percent of all German casualties. Despite the significance of this campaign to Germany and to the war as a whole, few English-language publications of the last thirty-five years have addressed these pivotal events. In Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the East, Stephen G. Fritz bri
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 555-607) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Military leadership.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Europe, Eastern.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Soviet Union.
Germany -- Military policy.
Germany -- Territorial expansion -- Economic aspects.
Germany -- Territorial expansion -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- Territorial expansion -- Social aspects.
USSR -- History -- German occupation, 1941-1944.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 081313417X (electronic bk.)
0813140501 (electronic bk.)
9780813134178 (electronic bk.)
9780813140506 (electronic bk.)