The Nazis

by Lace, William W.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Teen Non-Fiction YA 943.086 LAC
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Teen Non-Fiction
Call Number  YA 943.086 LAC
Pleasant Hills Public Library Young Adult YA 943.086 L13
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA 943.086 L13
A history of the Nazi movement in Germany beginning in 1919 with the German Workers' Party and including discussion of Adolf Hitler, anti-Semitism, and World War II.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 10^-12. This is Holocaust history for readers old enough to face the nightmare horror in considerable detail and to think about how and why it could have happened. Part of a planned seven-volume Holocaust Library series, these in-depth, readable accounts draw on authoritative scholarly sources--including the works of Shirer, Gilbert, Arendt, and Dawidowicz, and also Daniel Goldhagen's newly published and controversial Hitler's Willing Executioners (1996)--to document, describe, and analyze the genocide of six million Jews. Except for passing references to the other five million victims, the focus is only on the Jews. The volume on the Nazis traces the history of anti-Semitism in Germany from the time of Martin Luther to the rise of Hitler. The epilogue, "Who was to blame?" , will stimulate discussion about other genocides in history and about the role of ordinary people who did nothing. The approach is in no way sensationalized, but the collective biography Nazi War Criminals may be more than most readers can bear to read: there are even pictures of the atrocious medical experiments conducted by Mengele on children without anesthesia. The Final Solution provides an excellent historical overview of what happened to the Jews from the rise of Hitler to the liberation of the camps. There is also graphic coverage (including photos) of the massacres at places such as Baba Yar. Rice discusses the arguments of various scholars, including the "intentionalists" (who say that the Nazis intended from the start to annihilate the Jews) and the "functionalists" (who argue that the genocide was more the result of the Nazis' chaotic decision making). The design is clear, with black-and-white photos on nearly every page and with sidebars of eyewitness accounts and quotes from primary sources. Each book has full chapter notes, excellent annotated bibliographies, a chronology, and a glossary. This series will serve YAs--and adults--as a transition from the one-volume accounts, such as Bachrach's Tell Them We Remember (1994), to scholarly adult histories. --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Holocaust library (San Diego, Calif.)
Subjects Hitler, Adolf, -- 1889-1945 -- Juvenile literature.
Hitler, Adolf, -- 1889-1945.
National socialism -- Juvenile literature.
National socialism.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Juvenile literature.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
Publisher San Diego, CA :Lucent Books,1998
Language English
Description 111 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-104) and index.
ISBN 1560060913 (alk. paper)
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