"Friedlander raises a series of crucial questions...which will have a deep impact on the current debate concerning the history of the extermination of the Jews....A major historiographical achievement."-- Carlo Ginzberg, UCLA"Easily the best book of a distinguished historian. Likely to be the definitive work."-- Walter Laqueur, "Los Angeles Times""Friedlander writes history with a novelist's sense of the telling detail; he is both analytic and evocative."-- Fritz Stern, "New York Times Book Review""Friedlander draws strength from memory, yet adheres scrupulously to the discipline of a historian's detachment. He writes history with a novelist's sense of the telling detail; he is both analytic and evocative.... "Nazi Germany and the Jews.".. provides a readable, reliable, commendably unconventional overview."-- "New York Times Book Review""Judicious, analytic and compassionate.... This is a brilliant book, combining scholarly rigor with a compassionate treatment of the human dimension of historic decisions."-- "Boston Globe""Rare sensibility graces the first volume of Friedlander's history.... [He] has wrestled the ever-more-vast literature on the Holocaust into a forceful, coherent account.... Friedlander brings to the subject the dignity, complexity and restraint it requires. He never shrinks from the truth that there is something unknowable at the core of the Nazi genocide."-- "Weekly Standard"
A magisterial history of the Jews in Nazi Germany and the regime's policies towards them in the years prior to World War II and the Holocaust. Written by arguably the world's leading scholar on the subject.