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The Final Solution and the German Foreign Office: A Study of Referat D III of Abteilung Deutschland 1940-1943

Christopher R. Browning
The Final Solution and the German Foreign Office: A Study of Referat D III of Abteilung Deutschland 1940-1943
ISBN: 978-0-8419-1455-1
$25.00
1978/226 pages/LC: 788996
Distributed for Holmes & Meier Publishers

"The first detailed study in English of Referat D III in Abteilung Deutschland.... A study that any good library should have for every student of the Holocaust, the German Foreign Office, or the operations of modern bureaucracies."—Choice

DESCRIPTION

The Jewish policy of the Third Reich did not stem solely from Hitler's pronounced anti-Semitism; it also grew out of subdivisions and feuds within the Nazi regime and the failure of earlier attempts to find solutions to "the Jewish problem." Christopher Browning exploits heretofore little-used material from the German Foreign Office archives, as well as transcripts from war criminal trials, to reveal the complex forces and motives associated with this contentious issue.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chrisopher R. Browning is Frank Porter Graham Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most recent among his numerous books is Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave Labor Camp.

CONTENTS

  • The Evolution of German Jewish Policy.
  • The Background: Referat Deutschland, Jewish Policy, and the German Foreign Office, 1933-1940.
  • The Personnel.
  • Cooperation and Competition with the SS from the Invasion of France to the Invasion of Russia: May 1940–June 1941.
  • Launching the Final Solution: From the Invasion of Russia Through the Wannsee Conference: June 1941–March 1942.
  • The First Wave of Deportations: March–July 1942.
  • Judenpolitik in Southeast Europe.
  • The Last Phase of D III: January–March 1943.
  • Conclusion.
  • Appendixes: The Postwar Fate of the Jewish Experts. Organization of the German Foreign Office. Chronology.