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The Destruction of the European Jews, student edition

Raul Hilberg
The Destruction of the European Jews, student edition
ISBN: 978-0-8419-0910-6
1985/360 pages/LC: 85017541
Distributed for Holmes & Meier Publishers
From the reviews of the three-volume edition:

"No single book has contributed more ... to an understanding of Nazi genocide.... This is one of the great historical works of our time."—Times Literary Supplement

"[This study] ... is distinguished by its scholarly underpinning and overpowering logic."--Christian Science Monitor

"The standard text in its field ... [by] the preeminent scholar of the Holocaust."—New York Times Book Review


This student edition of The Destruction of the European Jews makes accessible for classroom use Raul Hilberg's landmark account of Germany's annihilation of Europe's Jewish communities in 1933-1945. Perhaps more than any other book, it answers the question: "How did it happen?"


The late Raul Hilberg was John G. McCullough Professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont.


  • Precedents.
  • Definition by Decree.
  • Concentration.
  • Mobile Killing Operations.
  • Deportations.
  • Killing Center Operations.
  • The Nature of the Process.
  • Rescue.
  • Appendixes: German Ranks, Statistical Recapitulation.