Final Solution: The Fate of the Jews 1933-1949
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Final Solution is a fitting monument to a fine historian and a fine human being.” - Richard Overy, Literary Review “A masterpiece dense with fascinating detail, so very well written, and so passionately and compellingly argued.” - Jewish Chronicle “With his ability to bring coherence to the confusion of genocide and connect those narratives to geopolitical events, Cesarani makes us rethink the Holocaust.” - Prospect “Traces a path across a vast mass of material - new and old - demonstrating with urgency and verve how Hitler's progress towards mass extermina
David Cesarani’s Final Solution is the new standard chronicle of the fate of a heroic people caught in the hell that was Hitler’s Germany.. For Cesarani, war was critical to the Jewish fate. He shows how, in German-occupied countries, it unfolded erratically, often due to local initiatives. Based on decades of scholarship, documentation newly available from the opening of Soviet archives, declassification of western intelligence service records, as well as diaries and reports written in the camps, Cesarani provides a sweeping reappraisal challenging accepted explanations for the anti-Jewish politics of Nazi Germany and the inevitability of the Final Solution. David Cesarani’s Final Solution is a magisterial work of history that chronicles the fate of Europe’s Jews. Military failure denied the Germans opportunities to expel Jews into a distant territory and created a crisis of resources that led to the starvation of the ghettos and intensified anti-Jewish measures. The persecution of the Jews, as Cesarani sees it, was not always the Nazis’ central preoccupation, nor was it inevitable. Looking at the historical record, he disputes the iconic role of railways and deportation trains. From prisoner diaries, he exposes the extent of sexual violence and abuse of Jewish women a
"Four Stars" according to The Furz. Very detailed analysis
He died in October 2015. of London and the award-winning author of Becoming Eichmann and Major Farran's Hat. DAVID CESARANI, OBE was Research Professor in History at Royal Holloway, Univ. He was awarded the OBE for services to Holocaust Education and advising the British government on the establishment of Holocaust Memorial Day.