1st Edition

The Final Solution
Origins and Implementation

Edited By

David Cesarani

ISBN 9780415152327
Published October 31, 1996 by Routledge
332 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

The Final Solution clarifies the key questions surrounding the attempt by the Nazis to exterminate the Jews. Drawing on important new research, these authoritative essays focus on the preconditions and antecedents for the 'Final Solution' and examine the immediate origins of the genocidal decision.

Contributors also examine the responses of peoples and governments in Germany, occupied Europe, the USA and among Jews worldwide. The controversial conversions of this study challenge many of our accepted ideas about the period.


'It should be essential reading for all those involved in the subject.' - The British Journal of Holocaust Education

'It is impossible to summarise all the essays ... all are distinguished. Not a pleasant book; but reading it is, I would say, a necessary way of approaching the end of the century.' - Allan Massie, Daily Telegraph

'An indispensable guide to the present state of knowledge and understanding of the holocaust.' - Independent on Sunday

'The book, which closes with a thought provoking, if somewhat sombre, essay on the significance of the Final Solution, is well produced and represents a further step in our ongoing attempts to understand this unprecedented tragedy.' - AJR Information July 1994

'A valuable and stimulating collection of essays.' - - Antony Polonsky, Time Literary Supplement