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The Nazi Holocaust haunts the modern imagination as one of the most compelling examples of the human capacity for organized atrocity on a mass scale. This authoritative account of the evolution of Nazi Jewish policy from 1939 to 1942 seeks to answer some of the fundamental questions about what actually happened and why, between the outbreak of war and the emergence of the Final Solution. Christopher Browning's account assesses the historians' interpretations and offers his own insights, based on detailed case studies that uncovered important and telling new evidence.

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'The clarity as well as economy with which he writes, his firm grasp of the evidence and the balanced judgement he brings to its interpretation make this a most impressive performance … He uses his flair for uncovering new archive material to throw light on the attitudes and roles of a variety of people who became involved in carrying out the Final Solution.'The Times Literary Supplement

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  • Date Published: June 1995
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521558785
  • length: 208pages
  • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 12 mm
  • weight: 0.27kg
  • availability: Available

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The Nation"

This decisively important book should serve for years to come as required reading for all who wish to make sense of the Holocaust. The Nation"

Breitman s book is decisively important... [It] should serve for years to come as required reading for all who wish to make sense of the Holocaust. Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, The New Republic"

A truly path-breaking book, one of the few that will have a lasting impact on historical research of the period. It shows both the primacy of Hitler as the motivating force in the mass murder, and the way in which his initiatives were accepted and internalized by the SS, on the basis of ideology. Yehuda Bauer, Holocaust and Genocide Studies"

Breitman s research [is] meticulous. Especially valuable are his novel insights into the full and frequent communication between Himmler and Hitler, who, it is known, seldom signed an order. New York Times Book Review"

"This decisively important book should serve for years to come as required reading for all who wish to make sense of the Holocaust."-- "The Nation"

"Breitman's book is decisively important... [It] should serve for years to come as required reading for all who wish to make sense of the Holocaust."--Daniel Jonah Goldhagen "The New Republic"

"A truly path-breaking book, one of the few that will have a lasting impact on historical research of the period. It shows both the primacy of Hitler as the motivating force in the mass murder, and the way in which his initiatives were accepted and internalized by the SS, on the basis of ideology."--Yehuda Bauer "Holocaust and Genocide Studies"

"Breitman's research [is] meticulous. Especially valuable are his novel insights into the full and frequent communication between Himmler and Hitler, who, it is known, seldom signed an order."--Yehuda Bauer "New York Times Book Review" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description

Both as a brilliantly realized portrait of a truly evil man, and a careful, exhaustively-researched investigation of that man's terrible achievements, The Architect of Genocide is a deeply important work. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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