I have an autographed copy of the first edition of this book, which was originally a PhD thesis.
The book is also extremely well annotated with source documentation and additional information helpful for an understanding of broader context.
Raul Hilberg was the first scholar to tackle this subject in depth and this work still stands today as THE standard work.
This book describes in detail the complex bureaucratic machinery involved in the Holocaust. I purchased the abridged version, though, considering how detailed and scrupulous it... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Arsh Jhaj
Excellent. This should be required reading for all Holocaust deniers, and sadly, there are a growing number of them.Published 1 month ago by Rextilleon
This is the first systematic and extensive work that goes into actual archival documents to track the step by step process of the destruction of European Jewry. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Norbert1948
In the academic literature of the Holocaust, two works stand out: Raul Hilberg's "Destruction of the European Jews" and Lucy Dawidowitz's "The War Against the Jews. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eric Gartman
A very good overview for someone who is too young to have an emotional relationship to the Holocaust but needs to know how and why it happened. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Rudolph A. Lawton
A very well-written book. And a must read If you desire to become educated. Everyone should at some point read this book!Published 14 months ago by Beatrice Poisson
This book is extremely thoughtful, objective, comprehensive, and very well written and organized. The material represents a lifetime of unparalleled Holocaust research and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by JM
I own the previous edition from Holmes and Meier --- which is a must-have standard work --- and reread it from cover to cover nearly once a year, on either Yom HaShoah or on Tisha... Read morePublished on October 29, 2012 by Lily's pet human
I'm gonna keep it brief. Just two things - firstly, it's amazing that Hilberg wrote in such an accurate & toneless manner when he lost his whole extended family to the mass murder... Read morePublished on October 18, 2012 by Brenden J. Vigus