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The Holocaust - introductory reading

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The Destruction of the European Jews
The Destruction of the European Jews
"This is the abridged edition of the standard book on the subject.  Painstakingly researched, lucidly and soberly written."
If This Is a Man / The Truce
If This Is a Man / The Truce
"Memoir by the greatest writer to have been a survivor of the camps.  He wrote extraordinary books on a variety of other subjects but this is the one to read first."
Commandant Of Auschwitz (Age of Dictators 1920-1945)
Commandant Of Auschwitz (Age of Dictators 1920-1945)
"Autobiography of the most influential commandant of the most important of the camps.  Not totally trustworthy on the facts, but fascinating about the writer's mentality."
The Third Reich in Power, 1933 - 1939: How the Nazis Won Over the Hearts and Minds of a Nation
The Third Reich in Power, 1933 - 1939: How the Nazis Won Over the Hearts and Minds of a Nation
"Along with the same author's 'Coming of the Third Reich', the most scrupulous history so far of how Nazi Germany happened and what it was like to live there.  Part 2 of a projected three-part series."
Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka: The Operation Reinhard Death Camps
Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka: The Operation Reinhard Death Camps
"The extermination program as it operated in the three most infamous death camps.  Excellently researched and written."
Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris
Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris
"Superb first of a two-volume historical biography.  More detailed than Alan Bullock's, less speculative than Joachim Fest's."
Telling Lies About Hitler: The Holocaust, History and the David Irving Trial
Telling Lies About Hitler: The Holocaust, History and the David Irving Trial
"Fascinating and sometimes blackly comic account of the Irving-Lipstadt libel trial.  A slap in the face to deniers everywhere."
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
"Brave account of the 1961 trial of one of the architects of the extermination policy.  Properly unsettling in its implications; a warning to history, all right."