Dimensions of the Holocaust in Yad Vashem Studies, Volume XXII

Saul Friedländer

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Dimensions of the Holocaust: Remarks on Two Studies

This research review presents Friedlaender’s review of two recent Holocaust books — the 1990 German edition of Raul Hilberg’s The Destruction of the European Jews and Wolfgang Benz, ed., Dimension des Voelkermords: Die Zahl der juedischen Opfer des Nationalsozialismus (1991). Agreeing in general with Hilberg’s work, Friedlaender adds complementary details, and comments that the author concentrated on the implementation of the destruction of European Jewry but not on its reasons. The difficulties of Benz’s volume are found in the details given about the number of Jews murdered during the Holocaust, which could amount — according to his research — to more than six million. 

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ISSN 0084-3296
Year 1992
Catalog No. 199201
Format Electronic article in Yad Vashem Studies, Volume XXII, pp. 1-16, Edited by Aharon Weiss
Publisher Yad Vashem