The Unwritten Order by Peter Longerich
Hitler's Role in the Final Solution (History of Nazism)

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The Holocaust differs from other genocides in recent history for one main reason—there is no other example in which a minority was annihilated so systematically on the orders of a head of state and through the apparatus of government. Through the recent discovery of documents, the central role that Hitler played in the persecution and murder of the European Jews can be proved much more conclusively than was possible just a few years ago.
 

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Peter Longerich is Professor of Modern German History and Director of the Research Centre for the Holocaust and Twentieth-Century History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published widely on the subject, in English and German, including The Unwritten Order: Hitler's Role in the FinalSolution, and The Systematic Character of the National Socialist Policy for the Extermination of the Jews. The latter formed part of his Expert Opinion in the notorious David Irving v. Penguin/Lipstadt trial. He is currently working on a biography of SS leader Heinrich Himmler.
 
Published February 1, 2002 by Arcadia Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War.

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Breaking news, at least of a kind: Adolf Hitler played a central role in the Holocaust.

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