Hitler's Willing Executioners : Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 656 pages, b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/03/1997
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780349107868
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Review by ablueidol
Painful reminder that the Nazis tapped into populist mainstream views of Jews that was common throughout Europe and the USA but which quietly faded post war to the margins, perhaps in proportion to the decline in church attendance! Now Revelations Evangelism are pro Jews because of end time visions so stoking the flames of hate in the middle east and Africa