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This review is from: Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization (Paperback)
I found this book very enlightening as to the causes and build up to the Second World War and also the Holocaust. It was interesting to realize the extent of anti-Jewish sentiment among both the USA and British war leaders. Many millions of Jews could have been saved from the Holocaust if the USA Britain and France would not have blocked their entry into their countries or even into Palestine or Madagascar. The book is a collection of newspaper, diary, and other reports written at the time and show the mind set which led to the killing of millions of civilians across Europe. The book ends in 1941, so it deals with the period of build up towards the war. A very powerful book which does show that the war enabled the holocaust to happen, and that civilians were the main target of the military on all sides. It has certainly changed my view about this period in history. Well worth reading.