Official Secrets: What The Nazis Planned, What The British And Americans Knew

Official Secrets What The Nazis Planned What The British And Americans Knew They were ordinary people not necessarily motivated by politics or hate But they were killers on behalf of the German state members of the Order Police and frontline ethnic cleansers in the massacres

  • Title: Official Secrets: What The Nazis Planned, What The British And Americans Knew
  • Author: Richard Breitman
  • ISBN: 9780713992922
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Hardcover
  • They were ordinary people not necessarily motivated by politics or hate But they were killers on behalf of the German state, members of the Order Police and frontline ethnic cleansers in the massacres that became the Holocaust Their role has long been underestimated or even overlooked by historians Until now that is, in a major work which presents a wealth of fascinatinThey were ordinary people not necessarily motivated by politics or hate But they were killers on behalf of the German state, members of the Order Police and frontline ethnic cleansers in the massacres that became the Holocaust Their role has long been underestimated or even overlooked by historians Until now that is, in a major work which presents a wealth of fascinating new evidence on the planning of the greatest of all crimes Richard Breitman takes a detailed look at the thinking of the Nazi leaders, and at how the Holocaust was planned He investigates the work of men such as the able, but dull Kurt Daluege whose role as head of the Order Police was far greater than many had previously believed And he presents new evidence, much of it culled from files which have remained secret for half a century, showing just what the Allies know about the wholesale slaughter of 6 million Jews The British code crackers who broke the German cyphers began to piece the story together from mid 1941 But the Government was preoccupied with World War II, not the beginning of the Holocaust, and disclosure that the facts were known would have alerted the enemy to the fact that coded German messages were being intercepted Meanwhile, in the US, says Breitman many State Department officials chose not to believe or to act on what evidence they had Rich in detail, Official Secrets is a valuable addition to the wealth of published material on the Holocaust, presenting hitherto undisclosed information which has remained secret for far too long Stuart Russell

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    1. Steven Speilberg was right all along, the allies knew about the holocaust being perpetrated by the Nazis but deliberately ignored it.This book givens in painstaking detail the news of the mass murder being passed on to allied hands during the war by several individuals, bystanders, survivors, witnesses, death camp escapees, consulate officials and several others who in their own bit tried to pass on whatever info they could to the allies in the vain hope that something would be done to stop the [...]

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