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Have we missed the boat?,
This review is from: Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields (Hardcover)
I found this book incredibly interesting, well written and thought provoking.
My reason for the subject heading is that she raises questions that are possibly passed being answered. The perpetrators and the victims are passing into history.
Take for instance my own profession, have I been remiss or has anybody written a definitive account of the nursing profession and how it acted throughout the nazi period? The idea that the euthanasia programme was transported into the front-lines was also very interesting. I would love somebody to research both those subject areas.
It could be argued that the author tried to cover far too much ground, but I see this book hopefully as a primer for others to follow.
A Goldhagen, a Browning, possibly even a Gilbert, this is rich ground for somebody to make their name.
As stated earlier these are possibly subjects that should have been investigated 30-40 years ago, now researchers will have to rely on documentation with as was mentioned during the book, no chance of talking to the subjects and perhaps elucidating new and potentially more honest versions of events.