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Author: Robert S. Wistrich Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Series:The Modern Library Chronicles Release Date: January 1985 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781440781216

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Hitler and the Holocaust is the product of a lifetime’s work by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of anti-Semitism and modern Jewry. Robert S. Wistrich begins by reckoning with Europe’s long history of violence against the Jews, and how that tradition manifested itself in Germany and Austria in the early twentieth century. He looks at the forces that shaped Hitler’s belief in a “Jewish menace” that must be eradicated, and the process by which, once Hitler gained power, the Nazi regime tightened the noose around Germany’s Jews. He deals with many crucial questions, such as when Hitler’s plans for mass genocide were finalized, the relationship between the Holocaust and the larger war, and the mechanism of authority by which power, and guilt, flowed out from the Nazi inner circle to “ordinary Germans,” and other Europeans. He explains the infernal workings of the death machine, the nature of Jewish and other resistance, and the sad story of collaboration and indifference across Europe and America, and in the Church. Finally, Wistrich discusses the abiding legacy of the Nazi genocide, and the lessons that must be drawn from it.

A work of commanding authority and insight, Hitler and the Holocaust is an indelible contribution to the literature of history.

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  • “Robert Wistrich’s Hitler and the Holocaust is a concise yet distinctly authoritative history of the Holocaust…Anyone who wants to read one book on the state of our understanding of Hitler and the Holocaust as we enter the new century would be well advised to begin with Wistrich. Never polemical and always meticulous, restrained in his prose and fair in his analysis, once again he displays a mastery of his subject and full command of even the most recent of scholarship.” 

    - Michael Berenbaum, former director of the Research Institute of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • “Wistrich’s balanced, nuanced discussion is illuminating.” 

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “George Guidall’s velvet voice moves through…without a hitch, making an interesting story even better.” 

    - AudioFile
  • “A good general history that’s also a relentlessly depressing example of a subject that can never make for light reading…A solid addition to a vast literature.” 

    - Kirkus Reviews

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Long and slow. I love WW2, especially gleaning from the German side, but this was a very hard read for me "

    - Mark, 11/12/2013
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " If you read one book on the holocaust this should be it. I think everyone should read as much as possible about this event and time period. "

    - Josh, 12/13/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Quite a detailed account on how the life of Adolf Hitler compounded with the prevalence of Anti-Semitism in the 20th century Europe, helped brew the one of the biggest horrors that mankind could ever see. "

    - Thomas, 12/2/2011
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    " Makes Obama, Clinton, and Jimmy Carter look like good guys. "

    - Kevin, 1/8/2011
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    " This is a well-written and insightful book on the Holocaust. I found particularly interesting Robert Wistrich's analysis of how Christian antisemitic roots were both reflected and refracted in the ideology of the Nazis. "

    - Riley, 3/18/2009
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very good book. Covers the history of the events very well. "

    - Robert, 5/20/2007

About the Author

Robert S. Wistrich is professor of modern Jewish history at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, visiting fellow at the Royal Institute of Advanced Studies in the Netherlands, and visiting professor of history at Brandeis and Harvard universities.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has won three of the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for lifetime achievement/ During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,700 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.