Hitler and the Holocaust [Modern Library Chronicles]

  • by Robert S. Wistrich
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For over 50 years scholars and philosophers alike have attempted to make some sense of the Third Reich and its "Final Solution" campaign. Historian Robert Wistrich takes listeners on a guided tour through the death camps and meticulously details the events that led to this horrific tragedy and the lasting repercussions it had on the world community.

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What the Critics Say

"Wistrich's balanced, nuanced discussion is illuminating." (Publishers Weekly)

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Subperb and profound

This excellent work succintly reviews both the crime and the causes of the Holocaust. As a student of World War II and the Third Reich, I felt that I had a good comprehension of this subject. Wistrich gave me a far deeper understanding in four or five hours than I have attained in hundreds of hours of study with other materials. This is a truly superb work.
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- John

Excellent overview

This is an excellent overview of the holocaust. In addition, it contains a summary of some of the new research in the study of the holocaust and offers some critique of some of the newer historiographical methodologies. The one issue that I would raise with the book is that the title is a little misleading. In reality, the book is not all that much about Hitler as it is about the environment that led to the holocaust, including - of course - Hitler. I suspected that the book would be more of a study about how Hitler was involved with the final solution. Indeed, the book is much better because it is not specifically about Hitler and his role in the holocaust.
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- Nate

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-18-2005
  • Publisher: Recorded Books