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By Alon Confino

Why precisely did the Nazis burn the Hebrew Bible far and wide in Germany on November nine, 1938? The puzzling occasion has now not been thoroughly accounted for by way of historians of their large-scale tests of ways and why the Holocaust happened. during this gripping new research, Alon Confino attracts on an array of data throughout 3 continents to suggest a penetrating new review of 1 of the vital ethical difficulties of the 20th century. To a shocking volume, Confino demonstrates, the mass homicide of Jews throughout the conflict years was once powerfully expected within the tradition of the prewar years.
the writer shifts his concentration clear of the debates over what the Germans did or didn't learn about the Holocaust and explores in its place how Germans got here to conceive of the belief of a Germany with no Jews. He lines the tales the Nazis advised themselves—where they got here from and the place they have been heading—and how these tales resulted in the realization that Jews needs to be eliminated to ensure that the recent Nazi civilization to come up. The construction of this new empire required that Jews and Judaism be erased from Christian heritage, and this was once the inspiration—and justification—for Kristallnacht. As Germans imagined a destiny international with out Jews, persecution and extermination grew to become possible, or even justifiable.

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