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Alexander, Bevin. Inside the Nazi War Machine: How Three Generals Unleashed Hitler’s Blitzkrieg upon the World. New York: NAL Caliber, 2010. Print.

Aly, Götz, Karl Heinz. Roth, Edwin Black, and Assenka Oksiloff. The Nazi Census: Identification and Control in the Third Reich. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 2004. Print. “Documents the origins of the census in modern Germany, along with the parallel development of machines that helped first collect data on Germans, and then on Jews. This work examines the history of statistical technology in Germany, from the Hollerith machine in the 1890s through the development and licensing of IBM punch-card technology.”

Baranowski, Shelley. Nazi Empire: German Colonialism and Imperialism from Bismarck to Hitler. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011. Print. “Drawing on recent studies of the links between empire, colonialism, and genocide, Nazi Empire, 1871-1945 examines German history from 1871 to 1945 as an expression of the aspiration to imperialist expansion and the simultaneous fear of destruction by rivals. Acknowledging the important differences between the Second Empire, the Weimar Republic, and the Third Reich, Shelley Baranowski nonetheless reveals a common thread: the drama of German imperialist ambitions that embraced ethnic homogeneity over diversity, imperial enlargement over stasis, and ‘living space’ as the route to the biological survival of the German Volk.”

Bartov, Omer. Hitler’s Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich. New York: Oxford UP, 1991. Print. “In Hitler’s Army, Bartov focuses on the titanic struggle between Germany and the Soviet Union–where the vast majority of German troops fought–to show how the savagery of war reshaped the army in Hitler’s image. Both brutalized and brutalizing, these soldiers needed to see their bitter sacrifices as noble patriotism and to justify their own atrocities by seeing their victims as subhuman.”

Benz, Wolfgang, and Thomas Dunlap. A Concise History of the Third Reich. Berkeley: University of California, 2006. Print. “This well-illustrated, highly accessible book at last gives general readers and students a compact, yet comprehensive and authoritative history of the twelve years of the Third Reich–from political takeover of January 30, 1933 to the German capitulation of May 1945.”

Berkhoff, Karel C. Harvest of Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine under Nazi Rule. Cambridge, MA: Belknap of Harvard UP, 2004. Print. “Karel Berkhoff provides a searing portrait of life in the Third Reich’s largest colony. Under the Nazis, a blend of German nationalism, anti-Semitism, and racist notions about the Slavs produced a reign of terror and genocide.”

Blaichman, Frank. Rather Die Fighting: A Memoir of World War II. New York: Arcade Pub., 2009. Print. “Frank Blaichman was sixteen years old when the war broke out. In 1942, the killings began in Poland. With his family and friends decimated by the roundups, Blaichman decided that he would rather die fighting; he set off for the forest to find the underground bunkers of Jews who had already escaped.”

Bloxham, Donald. The Final Solution: A Genocide. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009. Print. “[T]his innovative new history combines a detailed re-appraisal of the development of the genocide of the Jews, a full consideration of Nazi policies against other population group, and a comparative analysis of other modern genocides.”

Breitman, Richard. Official Secrets: What the Nazis Planned, What the British and Americans Knew. New York: Hill and Wang, 1998. Print. “As defeat loomed over the Third Reich in 1945, its officials tried to destroy the physical and documentary evidence about the Nazis’ monstrous crimes, about their murder of millions. Great Britain already had some of the evidence, however, for its intelligence services had for years been intercepting, decoding, and analyzing German police radio messages and SS ones, too. Yet these important papers were sealed away as ‘Most Secret,’ ‘Never to Be Removed from This Office’ and they have only now reappeared.”

Browning, Christopher R., and Jürgen Matthäus. The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March 1942. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 2004. Print. “The Origins of the Final Solution is the most detailed, careful, and comprehensive analysis to date of the descent of the Nazi persecution of the Jews into mass murder: the Holocaust.”

Browning, Christopher R. Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-labor Camp. New York: W.W. Norton &, 2010. Print. “In 1972 the Hamburg State Court acquitted Walter Becker, the German chief of police in the Polish city of Starachowice, of war crimes committed against Jews. Thirty years before, Becker had been responsible for liquidating the nearby Jewish ghetto, sending nearly 4,000 Jews to their deaths at Treblinka and 1,600 to slave-labor factories. The shocking acquittal, delivered despite the incriminating eyewitness testimony of survivors, drives this author’s inquiry.”

Cox, John M. Circles of Resistance: Jewish, Leftist, and Youth Dissidence in Nazi Germany. New York: Peter Lang, 2009. Print. This book “analyzes resistance networks of young German Jews and other young dissidents during the Nazi dictatorship. Young German-Jewish radicals created an intellectually and politically vibrant subculture in Berlin, the geographical focus of this study.”

Crane, Cynthia. Divided Lives: The Untold Stories of Jewish-Christian Women in Nazi Germany. New York: St. Martin’s, 2000. Print. “This book brings together the horrifying real life stories of women who woke up one day and were not who they thought they were. The government changed and they suddenly no longer had the right kind of blood, the right name, the right family background, the right physical features to be considered a member of society, city, or state.”

Cross, Robin. Fallen Eagle: The Last Days of the Third Reich. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1995. Print. “Through vivid, firsthand accounts from soldiers and civilians, privates, generals, and refugees, Fallen Eagle: The Last Days Of The Third Reich chronicles the triumphs and tragedies of the war’s closing months. From the devastating, triple air raids on Dresden to Hitler’s last offensive (‘Spring’s Awakening’) with which he planned to retake Budapest and retain its oil fields, to the legendary summit in Yalta between Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill, to an extraordinary account of Hitler’s last days in his bunker, … Robin Cross offers a spellbinding account of how the eagle was finally toppled from the roof of the Berlin chancellery as the Russian bear stretched out its claws to seize a Europe laid waste.”

Datner, Szymon. Crimes against POWs: Responsibility of the Wehrmacht. Warszawa: Zachodnia Agencja Prasowa, 1964. Print.

Delarue, Jacques. The Gestapo: A History of Horror. New York: Skyhorse Pub., 2008. Print. “From 1933 to 1945, the Gestapo was Nazi Germany’s chief instrument of counter-espionage, political suppression, and terror. Jacques Delarue, a saboteur arrested by the Nazis in occupied France, chronicles how the land of Beethoven elevated sadism to a fine art.”

Epstein, Catherine. Model Nazi: Arthur Greiser and the Occupation of Western Poland. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2010. Print. “Model Nazi tells the story of Arthur Greiser, the man who initiated the Final Solution in Nazi-occupied Poland. Between 1939 and 1945, Greiser was the territorial leader of the Warthegau, an area of western Poland annexed to Nazi Germany. In an effort to make the Warthegau ‘German,’ Greiser introduced numerous cruel policies.”

Fest, Joachim C. The Face of the Third Reich: Portraits of the Nazi Leadership. London: Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2011. Print. “Presents the personal profiles of the Nazi leaders in the Third Reich, focusing on their monstrous psyches and their corruption of political and moral standards.”

Fest, Joachim C. Speer: The Final Verdict. New York: Harcourt, 2001. Print. “Albert Speer is a great enigma. An unemployed architect when Hitler came to power in 1933, he was soon designing the Third Reich’s most important buildings. In 1942 Hitler appointed him Armaments Minister and he quadrupled production, an astonishing achievement that kept the German Army in the field and prolonged the war. Yet Speer’s life was full of contradictions.”

Friedman, Towiah. Long Dark Nazi Years: Forty Years after the Collapse of the Third Reich, 1945-1985 : A Record of Documents and Photographs of Adolf Hitler’s Final Solution. New York, NY: T. Friedman, 1985. Print.

Furet, François. Unanswered Questions: Nazi Germany and the Genocide of the Jews. New York: Schocken, 1989. Print. “This collection of essays by noted Holocaust historians explores controversial points in the study of the Nazi genocide of the Jews. These scholars believe that Hitler did order the Final Solution, and that the decision was not made until after the invasion of Russia. Some essays also discuss the factors that led to different survival rates in different countries, and the supposed Jewish passiveness. The participation of the bureaucracy, the logistics of setting up death camps, and the actual number of Jews killed are also covered in these fascinating scholarly pieces.”

Garbarini, Alexandra, Emil Kerenji, Jan Lambertz, and Avinoam J. Patt. Lanham, MD: Altamira, 2011. Print. “Jewish Responses to Persecution: Volume II, 1938-1940 is the second volume of the five-volume set within the series ‘Documenting Life and Destruction: Holocaust Sources in Context.’ This volume brings together in an accessible historical narrative a broad range of documents – including diaries, letters, speeches, newspaper articles, reports, Jewish identity cards, and personal photographs – from Jews in Nazi-dominated Europe and beyond Europe’s borders.”

Grant, Thomas D. Stormtroopers and Crisis in the Nazi Movement: Activism, Ideology and Dissolution. London: Routledge, 2004. Print. “Containing illustrations from archival material, this book scrutinizes two sets of hitherto understudied records: * SA morale reports in the US National Archive which show what Nazi leaders themselves knew about their radical paramilitary wing * police reports on the stormtroopers, from the former DDR state archive in Potsdam which show what Republican authorities knew. Stormtroopers and Crisis in the Nazi Movement casts fresh light on the crisis that beset Nazism during the final months of Germany’s first republic.”

Gross, Jan Tomasz., and Irena Grudzińska-Gross. Golden Harvest: Events at the Periphery of the Holocaust. New York: Oxford UP, 2012. Print. “Describes the commonplace plunder of Jewish wealth, local as well as Nazi, that took place during the Holocaust.”

Haffner, Sebastian. Defying Hitler: A Memoir. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002. Print. “Sebastian Haffner was a non-Jewish German who emigrated to England in 1938. This memoir (written in 1939 but only published now for the first time) begins in 1914 when the family summer holiday is cut short by the outbreak of war, and ends with Hitler’s assumption of power in 1933. It is a portrait of himself and his own generation in Germany, those born between 1900 and 1910, and brilliantly explains through his own experiences and those of his friends how that generation came to be seduced by Hitler and Nazism.”

Hansen, Randall. Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945. New York: New American Library, 2008. Print. “During the Second World War, Allied air forces dropped nearly two million tons of bombs on Germany, destroying some 60 cities, killing more than half a million German citizens, and leaving 80,000 pilots dead. But the terrible truth is that much of the bombing was carried out against the expressed demands of the Allied military leadership, leading to the needless deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians.”

Herzstein, Robert Edwin. When Nazi Dreams Come True: The Third Reich’s Internal Struggle over the Future of Europe after a German Victory : A Look at the Nazi Mentality, 1939-45. London: Abacus, 1982. Print.

Hirsch, Lily E. A Jewish Orchestra in Nazi Germany: Musical Politics and the Berlin Jewish Culture League. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2010. Print. “The book presents a lucid and carefully researched picture of [the Jewish Culture League], revealing the many challenges—practical, intellectual, and moral—faced by its leaders and members amidst the increasing tensions of life in Nazi Germany.”

Jackson, Julian. The Fall of France: The Nazi Invasion of 1940. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2003. Print. “The Fall of France in 1940 is one of the pivotal moments of the twentieth century. If the German invasion of France had failed, it is arguable that the war might have ended right there. But the French suffered instead a dramatic and humiliating defeat, a loss that ultimately drew the whole world into war.”

Jackson, Julian. France: The Dark Years, 1940-1944. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001. Print. “This is the first comprehensive study of the German occupation of France between 1940 and 1944. The author examines the nature and extent of collaboration and resistance, different experiences of Occupation, the persecution of the Jews, intellectual and cultural life under Occupation, and the purge trials that followed. … Taking in ordinary peoples’ experiences, this volume uncovers the conflicting memories of occupation which ensure that even today France continues to debate the legacy of the Vichy years.”

Johnson, Eric A. Nazi Terror: The Gestapo, Jews, and Ordinary Germans. New York: Basic, 1999. Print. “Nazi Terror tackles the central aspect of the Nazi dictatorship head on by focusing on the roles of the individual and of society in making terror work. Based on years of research in Gestapo archives, on more than 1,100 Gestapo and ‘special court’ case files, and on surveys and interviews with German perpetrators, Jewish victims and ordinary Germans who experienced the Third Reich firsthand, Johnson’s book settles many nagging questions about who, exactly, was responsible for what, who knew what, and when they knew it.”

Joshi, Vandana. Gender and Power in the Third Reich: Female Denouncers and the Gestapo (1933-45). Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Print. “This book examines the everyday operations of the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police. The Gestapo were able to detect the smallest signs of non-compliance with Nazi doctrines, especially ‘crimes’ pertaining to the private spheres of social, family, and sexual life. One of the key factors in the enforcement of Nazi policies was the willingness of German citizens to provide the authorities with information about suspected ‘criminality’. This book examines women denouncers in Nazi Germany through close examination of the Gestapo files.”

Keilson, Hans, and Damion Searls. Life Goes on. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. Print. “A very good first novel and a chilling reminder of the Nazis’ success at destroying Germany’s rich literary culture for a generation, if not longer.”

Kershaw, Alex. The Envoy: The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 2010. Print. “In July 1944, thirty-two-year-old Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg arrived in Budapest on a mission to rescue the last Jews of Europe.Over the next six months, he repeatedly risked his life to save tens of thousands of Jews, defying mass murderer Adolf Eichmann and crazed Hungarian fascists while enduring one of the bloodiest sieges of World War II. Tragically, when Budapest was finally liberated, the Holocaust’s greatest hero had disappeared into the Soviet gulag; to this day, his exact fate is unknown.”

Kershaw, Ian. The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1944-1945. New York: Penguin, 2011. Print. “Countless books have been written about why Nazi Germany lost the Second World War, yet remarkably little attention has been paid to the equally vital questions of how and why the Third Reich did not surrender until Germany had been left in ruins and almost completely occupied. [The author] explores these fascinating questions in a gripping and focused narrative that begins with the failed bomb plot in July 1944 and ends with the death of Adolf Hitler and the German capitulation in 1945.”

Kershaw, Ian. Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-1941. New York: Penguin, 2007. Print. “From May 1940 to December 1941, the leaders of the world’s six major powers made a series of related decisions that determined the final outcome of World War II and shaped the course of human destiny. As the author examines the connected stories of these profound choices, he restores a sense of drama and contingency to this pivotal moment, producing one of the freshest, most important books on World War II in years one with powerful contemporary relevance.”

Kershaw, Ian. Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution. Jerusalem: International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, 2008. Print. “This book is the culmination of more than three decades of meticulous historiographic research on Nazi Germany by one of the period’s most distinguished historians. The volume brings together the most important and influential aspects of Ian Kershaw’s research on the Holocaust for the first time.”

Kershaw, Ian. Making Friends with Hitler: Lord Londonderry, the Nazis, and the Road to War. New York: Penguin, 2004. Print. “Ian Kershaw’s biography of Adolf Hitler is widely regarded as the definitive work on the subject, as well as one of the most brilliant biographies of our time. In Making Friends with Hitler, the great scholar shines remarkable new light on decisions that led to war by tracing the extraordinary story of Lord Londonderry—one of Britain’s wealthiest aristocrats, cousin of Winston Churchill, confidant of the king, and the only British cabinet member to outwardly support the Nazi party.”

Kohl, Christiane. The Witness House: Nazis and Holocaust Survivors Sharing a Villa during the Nuremberg Trials. New York: Other, 2010. Print. “Autumn 1945 saw the start of the Nuremberg trials, in which high ranking representatives of the Nazi government were called to account for their war crimes. In a curious yet fascinating twist, witnesses for the prosecution and the defense were housed together in a villa on the outskirts of town. In this so-called Witness House, perpetrators and victims confronted each other in a microcosm that reflected the events of the high court.”

Kollander, Patricia, and John O’Sullivan. “I Must Be a Part of This War”: A German American’s Fight against Hitler and Nazism. New York: Fordham UP, 2005. Print. “Kurt Frank Korf’s story is one of the most unusual to come out of World War II. Although German-Americans were America’s largest ethnic group, and German-Americans-including thousands of native-born Germans-fought bravely in all theaters, there are few full first-person accounts by German- Americans of their experiences during the 1930s and 1940s.”

Koonz, Claudia. The Nazi Conscience. Cambridge, MA: Belknap, 2003. Print. “The Nazi conscience is not an oxymoron. In fact, the perpetrators of genocide had a powerful sense of right and wrong, based on civic values that exalted the moral righteousness of the ethnic community and denounced outsiders.”

Kor, Eva Mozes, and Lisa Rojany-Buccieri. Surviving the Angel of Death: The Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz. Terre Haute, IN: Tanglewood, 2009. Print. “Eva Mozes Kor was just ten years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her parents and two older sisters were taken to the gas chambers, she and her twin, Miriam, were herded into the care of the man known as the Angel of Death, Dr. Josef Mengele. Subjected to sadistic medical experiments, she was forced to fight daily for her and her twin’s survival. In this incredible true story written for young adults, readers learn of a child’s endurance and survival in the face of truly extraordinary evil.”

LaGuardia, Cheryl, and Elizabeth McKeigue. Into That Dark Night Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-39. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, 2003. Print.

LeBor, Adam. Hitler’s Secret Bankers: The Myth of Swiss Neutrality during the Holocaust. Secaucus, NJ: Carol Pub. Group, 1997. Print. “No death certificates were issued at Auschwitz, but today Swiss bankers still demand them before they will release to relatives the assets of account holders killed in the Holocaust. Based on newly declassified documents and archival research, Hitler’s Secret Banks reveals the full, hitherto unknown extent of Swiss economic collaboration with the Nazis.”

Leitz, Christian, and Harold James. The Third Reich: The Essential Readings. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1999. Print. “This impressive collection brings together some of the most influential writing on Nazi Germany. It covers all central aspects of the period, from the rise of the Nazis & the internal organization of the regime, to Germany’s role in the Second World War.”

Lifton, Robert Jay. The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide. New York: Basic, 2000. Print. “This extraordinary work analyzes the terrible, seemingly contradictory phenomenon of doctors becoming agents of mass murder. With chilling power, it limns the Nazi transmutation of values that allowed medical killing to be seen as a therapeutic healing of the body politic. Based on arresting historical scholarship and personal interviews with Nazi and prisoner doctors, the book traces the inexorable logic leading from early Nazi sterilization and euthanasia of its own citizens to mass extermination of European Jews and other ‘racial undesirables.’ Ultimately the book asks how doctors rationalized being ‘killer-healers.’”

MacDonogh, Giles. After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation. New York, NY: Basic, 2007. Print. “In After the Reich, Giles MacDonogh has written a comprehensive history of Germany and Austria in the postwar period, drawing on a vast array of contemporary first-person accounts of the period. In doing so, he has finally given a voice the millions of who, lucky to survive the war, found themselves struggling to survive a hellish ‘peace.’ A startling account of a massive and brutal military occupation, After the Reich is a major work of history with obvious relevance today.”

Manvell, Roger, and Heinrich Fraenkel. Doctor Goebbels, His Life and Death. London: Heinemann, 1960. Print. “Quite possibly the most dangerous and intelligent member of the Nazi hierarchy, Joseph Goebbels’s flair for propaganda and spectacular organization ensured the führer’s rise to power. As founder of the Reich Chamber of Culture, gauleiter of Berlin, and architect of complex machinery of modern totalitarian propaganda, Goebbels is considered one of the most evil figures of the twentieth century.”

Manvell, Roger, and Heinrich Fraenkel. Goering: The Rise and Fall of the Notorious Nazi Leader. London: Frontline, 2011. Print. “In Goering, Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel use first-hand testimonies and a variety of historical documents to tell the story of a monster lurking in Hitler’s shadows. After rising through the ranks of the German army, Hermann Goering became Hitler’s right hand man and was hand-picked to head the Luftwaffe, one of history’s most feared fighting forces. As he rose in power, though, Goering became disillusioned and was eventually shunned from Hitler’s inner circle.”

Manvell, Roger, and Heinrich Fraenkel. Heinrich Himmler: The SS, Gestapo, His Life and Career. New York, NY: Skyhorse Pub., 2007. Print. “Authors Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel, notable biographers … delve into the life of one of the most sinister, clever, and successful of all the Nazi leaders: Heinrich Himmler. As the head of the feared SS, Himler supervised the extermination of millions. Here is the story of how a seemingly ordinary boy grew into an obsessive and superstitious man who ventured into herbalism, astrology, and homeopathic medicine before finally turning to the ‘science’ of racial purity and the belief in the superiority of the Aryan people.”

Manz, Bruno. A Mind in Prison: The Memoir of a Son and Soldier of the Third Reich. Washington, DC: Brassey’s, 2000. Print. “A former German soldier eloquently reflects on the insidious effects of Nazi propaganda, especially on young people, citing his own experience as the son of an anti-Semitic father whom he loved deeply. Bruno Manz also recounts his wartime experiences fighting the Soviets in Finland and presents a unique perspective on the United States, to which he came in the 1950s during Operation Paperclip along with Werner von Braun and other German rocket scientists. In the epilogue he draws conclusions about Germany’s guilt and his own, baring his soul to the reader.”

Martin, Elaine. Gender, Patriarchy, and Fascism in the Third Reich: The Response of Women Writers. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1993. Print.

Mosier, John. The Blitzkrieg Myth: How Hitler and the Allies Misread the Strategic Realities of World War II. New York: HarperCollins, 2003. Print. “The military myths of World War II were based on the assumption that the new technology of the airplane and the tank would cause rapid and massive breakthroughs on the battlefield, or demoralization of the enemy by intensive bombing resulting in destruction, or surrender in a matter of weeks.”

Neumann, Hans-Joachim, and Henrik Eberle. Was Hitler Ill? : A Final Diagnosis. Cambridge: Polity, 2013. Print. “Four months after the end of the war, Hitler’s personal physician Theo Morell stated to his fellow prisoner Karl Brandt: ‘In fact, Hitler was never sick.’ Brandt, who had been responsible for the “euthanasia” killings and was thus deeply implicated in the crimes of the Nazi regime, disagreed. He claimed that Morell had “pumped the Führer full of drugs” and was now merely attempting to justify his actions. In his opinion, Morell had turned Hitler into a physical wreck.”

Nicholas, Lynn H. The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe’s Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War. New York: Knopf, 1994. Print. “In this NBCC winner, first-time author Nichols documents Nazi Germany’s attempt to cleanse Europe of its ‘degenerate’ art and the Allies’ effort to preserve the continent’s cultural treasures.”

Nirenberg, David. Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2013. Print. “This incisive history upends the complacency that confines anti-Judaism to the ideological extremes in the Western tradition. With deep learning and elegance, David Nirenberg shows how foundational anti-Judaism is to the history of the West.”

Niven, William John. Facing the Nazi Past: United Germany and the Legacy of the Third Reich. London: Routledge, 2002. Print. “Facing the Nazi Past examines how the communist East viewed the events of these years very differently from West Germany during the Cold War. Following the unification of Germany, these contrasting memories of the Third Reich have contributed to a new perspective on this period of German history.”

Norman, Andrew. Hitler: Dictator or Puppet? Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Pen & Sword Military, 2011. Print. “Written by an authority on Adolf Hitler, this book charts new ground and shows how the writings of a deluded ex-monk, Lanz von Liebenfels and the pseudo-science of Liebenfels and other writers, convinced Hitler that Germany’s destiny was to save the world from a Jewish-Bolshevik conspiracy.”

Nyiszli, Miklós. Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account. New York: Arcade Pub., 1993. Print. “When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform ‘scientific research’ on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the infamous ‘Angel of Death’: Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele’s personal research pathologist. Miraculously, he survived to give this terrifying and sobering account.”

Orlow, Dietrich. The Nazi Party, 1919-1945: A Complete History. New York: Enigma, 2008. Print. “This is the only complete historical account of the rise and fall of the political party known in Germany as the infamous NSDAP (National Socialist German Worker’s Party). It covers the entire period of the Nazi Party’s existence, from its humble, desperate beginnings in 1919 to the catastrophe of 1945 and its banishment as a criminal organization bent on genocide and war as a result of the Nuremberg Trials. The Nazi Party was a model of fanatical political efficiency in furthering the goals of Adolf Hitler’s dictatorship and at the same time one that attracted many careerists and undesirable elements of society.”

Petropoulos, Jonathan, and John K. Roth. Gray Zones: Ambiguity and Compromise in the Holocaust and Its Aftermath. New York: Berghahn, 2005. Print. “…a useful addition to Holocaust historiography and literature. It is accessible for students and teachers as well as the general reader. It provides a taste of what the world of Holocaust scholarship is actively engaged in–the constant exploration and understanding of the history of the murder of the Jews of Europe and the ongoing effect of these events on the world today.”

Petropoulos, Jonathan. Art as Politics in the Third Reich. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 1996. Print. “The political elite of Nazi Germany perceived itself as a cultural elite as well. In Art as Politics in the Third Reich, Jonathan Petropoulos explores the elite’s cultural aspirations by examining both the formulation of a national aesthetic policy and the content of the private art collections held by high-ranking Nazis. He demonstrates that these leaders manipulated public policy and their own collecting patterns to articulate fundamental tenets of Nazi ideology.”

Rajchman, Chil, and Solon Beinfeld. The Last Jew of Treblinka: A Memoir. New York: Pegasus, 2011. Print. “Why do some live while so many others perish? Tiny children, old men, beautiful girls. In the gas chambers of Treblinka, all are equal. The Nazis kept the fires of Treblinka burning night and day, a central cog in the wheel of the Final Solution. In the tradition of Elie Wiesel’s Night and Primo Levi’s Survival at Auschwitz and The Drowned and the Saved, Rajchman provides the only survivors’ record of Treblinka. Originally written in Yiddish in 1945 without hope or agenda other than to bear witness, Rajchman’s tale shows that sometimes the bravest and most painful act of all is to remember.”

Rice, Earle, Jr. The Third Reich: Demise of the Nazi Dream. San Diego, CA: Lucent, 2000. Print. This 100-page book “describes the rise and fall of Nazi Germany and explores the philosophical, economic, and military principles on which it was based.”

Rigg, Bryan Mark. Rescued from the Reich: How One of Hitler’s Soldiers Saved the Lubavitcher Rebbe. New Haven: Yale UP, 2004. Print. “Bryan Rigg’s meticulously research account of the wartime rescue of a Hasidic rabbi by German officers, working secretly with U.S. intelligence …”

Rosenfarb, Chava. Exile at Last: Selected Poems of Chava Rosenfarb. Guernica Editions of Toronto, 2013. Print. “When Chava Rosenfarb arrived in Montreal in February 1950, she was already a published poet with one acclaimed volume, Di balade fun nekhtikn vald (The Ballad of Yesterday? Forest) to her credit. She was also a Holocaust survivor who, after being liberated from Bergen Belsen in 1945 had crossed the border illegally into Belgium, where she lived with her mother, sister and husband, all Holocaust survivors.”

Saville, Guy. The Afrika Reich: A Novel. New York: Henry Holt and, 2013. Print. “Saville’s tremendously satisfying debut, an alternative-history thriller that supposes there was no WWII, will please fans of Frederick Forsyth and Len Deighton. In 1952, nine years after the Casablanca Conference that divided (“cleaved” was Churchill’s word) Africa between Britain and Germany, allowing Germany to regain the colonies it lost under the Treaty of Versailles, retired assassin Burton Cole is hoping to start a new and tranquil existence in Sussex. But those hopes are scuttled by an offer he can’t refuse.”

Scheele, Godfrey. The Weimer Republic Overture to the Third Reich. Faber and Faber, 1946. Print.

Schwarz-Bart, André. The Last of the Just. New York: Atheneum, 1960. Print. “According to Jewish tradition, 36 ‘just men’ are born in every generation to take the burden of the world’s suffering upon themselves. This [fiction] book tells the story of two Jews, divided by eight centuries, who are persecuted to death, becoming part of the catastrophic history of the Jewish people. of this title.”

Scott, Astrid Karlsen., and Tore Haug. Defiant Courage: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance. New York, NY: Skyhorse Pub., 2010. Print. “In late March 1943, in the midst of WWII, four Norwegian saboteurs arrived in northern Norway on a fishing cutter and set anchor in Toftefjord to establish a base for their operations. However, they were betrayed, and a German boat attacked the cutter, creating a battlefield and spiraling Jan Baalsrud into the adventure of his life. The only survivor and wounded, Baalsrud begins a perilous journey to freedom, swimming icy fjords, climbing snow-covered peaks, enduring snowstorms, and getting caught in a monstrous avalanche. Suffering from snowblindness and frostbite, more than sixty people of the Troms District risk their lives to help Baalsrud to freedom.”

Stibbe, Matthew. Women in the Third Reich. London: Arnold, 2003. Print. “This book examines the female half of the German population during the years of the Third Reich and asks why such a sizeable portion of the population was ready to rally around a movement both blatantly anti-feminist and determined to exclude women from public life. It explains how ordinary Germans translated Nazi beliefs into action and what factors, in addition to gender, influenced women’s political choices between 1933 and 1945.”

Taylor, Telford. Sword and Swastika: Generals and Nazis in the Third Reich. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1952. Print. “This in an interesting account of the argument that the German generals and other members of the German armed forces once Germany began to rearm in the mid-1930s willingly became tools of Hitler, enraptured by the idea of a new and greater Germany, one that could only be achieved by the conquest of other nations (as prescribed under the Treaty of Versailles). In effect, the major leaders of the Army (OKH) and Armed Forces (OKW) as a group were just as responsible as the major leaders of the NSDAP for the events leading up to World War II and the treaty with the Soviet Union for the invasion and division of Poland.”

Tenenbaum, Joseph. The Third Reich in Figures; Present Economic Conditions in Germany. New York: Joint Boycott Council of the American Jewish Congress and Jewish Labor Committee, 1937. Print.

Walters, Guy. Hunting Evil: The Nazi War Criminals Who Escaped and the Quest to Bring Them to Justice. New York: Broadway, 2009. Print. “In this exhaustively researched and compellingly written work of World War II history and investigative reporting, journalist and novelist Guy Walters gives a comprehensive account of one of the most shocking and important aspects of the war: how the most notorious Nazi war criminals escaped justice, how they were pursued, captured or able to remain free until their natural deaths and how the Nazis were assisted while they were on the run by ‘helpers’ ranging from a Vatican bishop to a British camel doctor, and even members of Western intelligence services.”

Wasserstein, Bernard. On the Eve: The Jews of Europe before the Second World War. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012. Print. “‘On the Eve’ is the portrait of a world on the brink of annihilation. In this provocative book, Bernard Wasserstein presents a new and disturbing of the collapse of European Jewish civilization even before the Nazi onslaught.”

Wiesen, S. Jonathan. Creating the Nazi Marketplace: Commerce and Consumption in the Third Reich. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011. Print. “When the Nazis came to power in 1933, they promised to build a vibrant consumer society. But they faced a dilemma. They recognized that consolidating support for the regime required providing Germans with the products they desired. At the same time, the Nazis worried about the degrading cultural effects of mass consumption and its association with ‘Jewish’ interests. This book examines how both the state and private companies sought to overcome this predicament.”

Wistrich, Robert S., and Luke Holland. Weekend in Munich: Art, Propaganda, and Terror in the Third Reich. London: Pavilion, 1995. Print. “What was the source of the Nazi appeal to the German masses? How did a regime that was responsible for war and devastation on an unprecedented scale seduce a nation and lead it to disaster? The Nazis were masters of the orchestration of power, with a sense of their audience. This book analyzes the ways in which they used art, mass culture and mythology to mobilize the German people and legitimize their own rule.”

Zeman, Z. A. B. Heckling Hitler: Caricatures of the Third Reich. Hanover [NH: University of New England, 1987. Print. “Zeman provides the most potent selection of political cartoons ever assembled, cartoons in which the threat and, later, reality, of Nazi aggression is exposed. True, not all the cartoons assess accurately the exact nature of the threat, or the final outcome; however, the incredible foresight displayed by a number of these cartoonists makes one wish that they, rather than the politicians, had been in charge.”