Documents on the Holocaust
Selected Sources on the Destruction of the Jews of Germany and Austria, Poland, and the Soviet Union
Editors: Yitzhak Arad, Israel Gutman, Abraham Margaliot
A comprehensive collection of essential documents for students and laymen interested in the history of the Holocaust. The collection reflects both the major trends and developments in Nazi ideology and policy towards the Jews and the behavior and reactions of the Jews in the face of the Nazi conquest in the following countries: Germany, Austria, Poland, the Baltic States, and the areas of the Soviet Union. The documents that have been chosen are concerned primarily with the following topics: the crystallization of the principles of Nazi antisemitism, the policies of the Third Reich towards the Jews, the period of segregation and enclosed ghettos, and the stages through which the "Final Solution" was implemented, on the one hand, and the Jewish public activities, the struggle for life, and the organization of the Underground and Jewish self-defense on the other. This book presents actual source documents from the period, all verified as authentic.