- Author : Doris L. Bergen
- Release Date : 16 February 2009
- Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
- Genre : History
- Pages : 296
- ISBN 13 : 0742557162
Download or read book entitled War and Genocide written by Doris L. Bergen and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers online. This book was released on 16 February 2009 with total pages 296. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In examining one of the defining events of the twentieth century, Doris L. Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, this revised, second edition discusses not only the persecution of the Jews, but also other segments of society victimized by the Nazis: Gypsies, homosexuals, Poles, Soviet POWs, the handicapped, and other groups deemed undesirable. With clear and eloquent prose, Bergen explores the two interconnected goals that drove the Nazi German program of conquest and genocide—purification of the so-called Aryan race and expansion of its living space—and discusses how these goals affected the course of World War II. Including firsthand accounts from perpetrators, victims, and eyewitnesses, the book is immediate, human, and eminently readable.