A History of the Holocaust
Friedman, Saul S.
A History of the Holocaust is a detailed, factual account of what happened across Europe during the Holocaust, with balanced coverage of each country. The Holocaust was unique within the context of the Second World War because Jews were disproportionately represented among the civilian casualties in that conflict. Over fifty million people died as a result of the application of total war. Twelve per cent of these were Jews. At the time, Jews constituted less than one-quarter of one per cent of the world's population. This book is intended as a textbook, not a philosophical interpretation of the Holocaust. Written in a highly accessible style, it is addressed to students and will inspire them to read more about the subject and to question the problems of the world.