The Destruction of the European Jews|
by Raul Hilberg (Author)
The Destruction of the European Jews is widely considered the landmark study of
the Holocaust. First published in 1961, Raul Hilberg's comprehensive account of
how Germany annihilated the Jewish community of Europe spurred discussion,
galvanized further research, and shaped the entire field of Holocaust studies.
This revised and expanded edition of Hilberg's classic work extends the scope of
his study and includes 80,000 words of new material, particularly from recently
opened archives in eastern Europe, added over a lifetime of research. It is the
definitive work of a scholar who has devoted more than fifty years to exploring
and analyzing the realities of the Holocaust.
Spanning the twelve-year period of anti-Jewish actions from 1933 to 1945,
Hilberg's study encompasses Germany and all the territories under German rule or
influence. Its principal focus is on the large number of perpetrators -- civil
servants, military personnel, Nazi party functionaries, SS men, and
representatives of private enterprises -- in the machinery of death.
About the Author
Raul Hilberg is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Vermont
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Holmes & Meier (September 1, 1985)