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Author Gilbert, Martin, 1936-2015, author

Title The Holocaust : the human tragedy / Martin Gilbert
Published [New York] : RosettaBooks LLC, [2014]
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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1 First steps to iniquity; 2 1933: the shadow of the swastika; 3 Towards disinheritance; 4 After the Nuremberg Laws; 5 'Hunted like rats'; 6 'The seeds of a terrible vengeance'; 7 September 1939: the trapping of Polish Jewry; 8 'Blood of innocents'; 9 1940: 'a wave of evil'; 10 War in the West: terror in the East; 11 January-June 1941: the spreading net; 12 'It cannot happen!'; 13 'A crime without a name'; 14 'Write and record!'; 15 The 'final solution'; 16 Eye-witness to mass murder
17 20 January 1942: the Wannsee Conference18 'Journey into the unknown'; 19 'Another journey into the unknown'; 20 'If they have enough time, we are lost'; 21 'Avenge our tormented people'; 22 From Warsaw to Treblinka: 'these disastrous and horrible days'; 23 Autumn 1942: 'at a faster pace'; 24 'The most horrible of all horrors'; 25 September-November 1942: the spread of resistance; 26 'To save at least someone'; 27 'Help me get more trains'; 28 Warsaw, April 1943: hopeless days of revolt; 29 'The crashing fires of hell'; 30 'To perish, but with honour'
31 'A page of glory ... never to be written'32 'Do not think our spirit is broken'; 33 'One should like so much to live a little bit longer'; 34 From the occupation of Hungary to the Normandy landings; 35 'May one cry now?'; 36 July-September 1944: the last deportations; 37 September 1944: the Days of Awe; 38 Revolt at Birkenau; 39 Protectors and persecutors; 40 The death marches; 41 The 'tainted luck' of survival; EPILOGUE: 'I will tell the world'; Notes and sources; Index
Summary Rich with eye-witness accounts, incisive interviews, and first-hand source materials including documentation from the Eichmann and Nuremberg war crime trials, master historian Martin Gilbert weaves a detailed, immediate account of the Holocaust from Hitler's rise to power to the final defeat of the Nazis in 1945. This sweeping narrative begins with an in-depth historical analysis of the origins of anti-Semitism in Europe, and tracks the systematic brutality of Hitler's "Final Solution" in unflinching detail. It brings to light new source materials documenting Mengele's diabolical concentration camp experiments and documents the activities of Himmler, Eichmann, and other Nazi leaders. It also demonstrates comprehensive evidence of Jewish resistance and the heroic efforts of Gentiles to aid and shelter Jews and others targeted for extermination, even at the risk of their own lives. Combining survivor testimonies, deft historical analysis, and painstaking research, The Holocaust is without doubt a masterwork of World War II history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0795337191 (electronic bk.)
0795337213 (electronic bk.)
9780795337192 (electronic bk.)
9780795337215 (electronic bk.)