HOLOCAUST: The Nazis' Wartime Jewish Atrocities


HOLOCAUST: The Nazis' Wartime Jewish Atrocities

STEPHEN WYNN    Book Number: 91581    Product format: Hardback

The word Jude printed within a yellow star still sends shivers down the spine. Historian Stephen Wynn asks when did the Allies know about the Holocaust and why didn't they act earlier? He refers to the Holfe Telegram which came to light in the Public Record Office at Kew London in 2000, dated 1943 which contained a number of cables that discussed how many Jews had been murdered in the occupied General Government area, and Ukraine. We read about the ladies whose love of music saved their lives when they formed the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz. We read about the Polish Home Army who were accused of exaggerating the position. We read of the Wannsee Conference on 20th January 1942, the part played by the Einsatzguppen and about the Commandante Hoss, Dr Mengele and the guard Grese and other female Nazi guards. Wynn looks at Operation Harvest Festival and Reinhard Heydrich, the man who put the plan into action before being killed during the war by Czech partisans. The Holocaust is without doubt one of the most abhorrent and despicable events not only of the Second World War but the 20th century perpetrated by thousands of men and women who had become part of the Nazi ideology and who believed that Jews were responsible for all their woes. The book looks at the build up following Hitler's appointment as Chancellor in January 1933 as the Nazi Party rose to power in a country still struggling to recover politically, socially and financially from the aftermath of WW1, whilst at the same time through the enactment of a number of laws, making life extremely difficult for German Jews. It goes on to look at the painting of the Star of David on businesses owned by Jews and shop windows to the mass murder of thousands in the concentration camps scattered throughout Europe. An excellent starting point to understanding and with much relevance given today's atrocities. 157pp, harrowing illustrations.
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