Military history

Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Extermination, 1939-1945

Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Extermination, 1939-1945

The enactment of German extermination policies and measures depended on the cooperation of local authorities, the assistance of police forces, and the passivity of the populations, primarily of their political and spiritual elites. This implementation depended as well on the victims’ readiness to submit to orders, often with the hope of attenuating them or of surviving long enough to escape the German vise.

Introduction

Part I: Terror (Fall 1939–Summer 1941)

Chapter 1: September 1939–May 1940

Chapter 2: May 1940–December 1940

Chapter 3: December 1940–June 1941

Part II: Mass Murder (Summer 1941–Summer 1942)

Chapter 4: June 1941–September 1941

Chapter 5: September 1941–December 1941

Chapter 6: December 1941–July 1942

Part III: Shoah (Summer 1942–Spring 1945)

Chapter 7: July 1942–March 1943

Chapter 8: March 1943–October 1943

Chapter 9: October 1943–March 1944

Chapter 10: March 1944–May 1945

Notes

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