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Decision for Genocide: A New Synthesis on the Origins of the “Final Solution”: Christopher R. Browning, The Origins of the Final Solution:The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Plocy, September 1939-March 1942 with contributions by Jürgen Matthäus
The Origins of the Final Solution by Christopher Browning is a volume in a series aiming to provide a comprehensive history of the Holocaust, published by Yad Vashem and the University of Nebraska Press. It deals with the process by which the decision came to be taken to exterminate all the Jews of Europe. The book’s central argument is that the decision was taken by Hitler in the euphoria he felt after the successes of the German army in the first weeks after the invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. Browning advances this thesis with a wealth of documentation and deals persuasively with alternative views.