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The Jews in the Secret Nazi Reports on Popular Opinion in Germany, 1933-1945

Edited by Otto Dov Kulka and Eberhard Jäckel; Translated by William Templer

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November 2, 2010
1064 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
40 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300118032

Out of Print

Presented for the first time in English, the huge archive of secret Nazi reports reveals what life was like for German Jews and the extent to which the German population supported their social exclusion and the measures that led to their annihilation.

Otto Dov Kulka is Rosenbloom Professor Emeritus of Jewish History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Eberhard Jäckel is Professor Emeritus of History, University of Stuttgart.

“The documentary material, ordered and presented in a superb manner, constitutes a first-class collection of lasting value. An outstanding scholarly achievement.”—Ian Kershaw, author of Hitler: A Biography and Hitler, the Germans and the Final Solution

“This work touches on all aspects of the history of the Jews in Nazi Germany. It will be of inestimable value for every historian of the Third Reich. A rare scholarly achievement.”—Saul Friedländer, author of Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Persecution 1933-1939; The Years of Extermination 1939-1945

“This collection of secret reports on German popular opinion in the Nazi period, edited with great accuracy and care, provides and impressive picture of the persecution of the Jews and the reaction of the German population. Indispensable for future Holocaust research.”—Peter Longerich, author of Holocaust: The Nazi Persecution and Murder of the Jews

“A magisterial work of scholarship. The volume offers both scholars and the broader interested public a unique corpus of original documents.”—Michael Wildt, author of  An Uncompromising Generation: The Nazi Leadership of the Reich Security Service

“This well-selected and edited collection of documents provides invaluable documentation on the basis of the reports of the Nazi apparatus of coercion and the Nazi Party and its offshoots on the reaction of the population of Germany  to the persecution and mass murder of the Jews.”—Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University

"Extremely revealing."—Sheldon Kirshner, The Canadian Jewish News

“No serious scholar can be without access to a copy and every university library will have to invest in one. I would even commend this volume to the general reader. The introduction is wonderful and each page contains something surprising”.—David Cesarani, Jewish Chronicle

Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2011 in the Social and Behavioral Sciences category.