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Author:
Richard Breitman
ISBN13:
978-0670884681
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0670884685
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Allen Lane (March 8, 2001)
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It required a detailed familiarity with the complex tapestry of the Holocaust so that the new pieces can be fit as in a puzzle.

Nazi secrets are explored in this book, with a long excerpt . He assesses the British and American suppression of information about Nazi killings, and the tensions between the two powers over how to respond. His absorbing work concludes with an examination of the consequences (including the failure to punish many known war criminals) of keeping this information secret for so many decades.

Official Secrets: What the Nazis Planned, What the British and Americans Knew (New York: Hill and Wang/Farrar .

Official Secrets: What the Nazis Planned, What the British and Americans Knew (New York: Hill and Wang/Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1998). The Architect of Genocide: Himmler and the Final Solution, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. Richard Breitman and Alan Kraut, American Refugee Policy and European Jewry, 1933-1945, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987. Walter Laqueur and Richard Breitman, Breaking the Silence, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986. German Socialism and Weimar Democracy, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1981

As defeat loomed over the Third Reich in 1945, its officials tried to destroy the physical and documentary evidence about the Nazis' monstrous crimes . See any care plans, options and policies that may be associated with this product.

As defeat loomed over the Third Reich in 1945, its officials tried to destroy the physical and documentary evidence about the Nazis' monstrous crimes, about their murder of millions. Electrode, App-product, Comp-389271313, DC-prod-cdc03, ENV-prod-a, PROF-PROD, VER-29.

Official Secrets takes us a long way in providing an answer.

New York: Hill and Wang, 1998. Official Secrets takes us a long way in providing an answer. In short, it is this: the British government and, to a lesser extent, the Roosevelt administration knew almost everything, and they knew it comparatively early. It required a detailed familiarity with the complex tapestry of the Holocaust so that the new pieces can be fit as in a puzzle.

What did the Allies know about the Holocaust and what if anything could they have done to stop it? .

What did the Allies know about the Holocaust and what if anything could they have done to stop it? It also looks at the German mechanism and the criminal lunatics who took part in the Holocaust and carried the horrific atrocities. If you are interested in this dark part of history it may explain what happened. The big picture was to win the war and letting on that they knew these "top secrets" may have saved some lives but cost more lives in the long run. Also, as the author acknowledges numerous times, much remains classified so the full story is not yet known.

  • Fascinating and very unsettling look into the Holocaust from a new perspective.
    What did the Allies know about the Holocaust and what if anything could they have done to stop it? It also looks at the German mechanism and the criminal lunatics who took part in the Holocaust and carried the horrific atrocities.
    If you are interested in this dark part of history it may explain what happened.
    A very balanced researched book.

  • Like the reviewers before me I found this work very repetitive and light in areas of Nazi attrocities. True, it discusses in overexacting detail the horrors inflicted upon the Jews but what about the non-Jewish children, Gypsies and others? Why have their voices gone unheard?
    The true picture of how the allies treated the refugees comes to light and will bring many to realize that the horrors of modern conflict are nothing more than mankind reliving the wrongs committed by those who came before us. Those that forget the past are condemned to repeat it!
    This work is somewhat confusing but filled with detail and is worth the effort to pick apart the excellent research within.

  • I bought this for my husband, and he couldn't put it down!
    It's compelling, well-written and a must read for all history buffs and WWII enthusiasts!

  • Like anything on this topic, it is first and foremost heartbreaking. I did have questions about the repeated assertion that the Allies should have bombed Auschwitz because they knew the extent and nature of what was going on there and could have stopped/slowed down the monstrous "machinery" of death. What I don't understand is why he thinks that would have helped. The very people that the bombing was supposed to save, according to the author, were THERE, on the ground - and would have been killed too. It's a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation.

    From what I've read/seen on the bombing subject, precision bombing was not all that precise back then, which is why plenty of towns without military value were hit. So I'm not convinced on that point.

    Additionally, regarding the decoded info, it may have been impossible to act on without revealing the source. The big picture was to win the war and letting on that they knew these "top secrets" may have saved some lives but cost more lives in the long run. Also, as the author acknowledges numerous times, much remains classified so the full story is not yet known.

    As far as making accusations about who didn't do what or didn't do enough, I feel strongly that fingers should be pointed in the right place - at the Nazis and their wicked collaborators alone. The Allies may have been imperfect but they were on the side of the Angels,and they did no less than save the world! The monstrous Nazis, and they alone, have the blood of those poor innocent people on their hands to eternity. Lastly,it would be decent to give a mention to the millions of other, non-Jewish victims - such as the gypsies, prisoners of war, etc. who shared the tragic fate of the Jews. They seem forgotten in this book.

  • I have read this book twice. Perhaps the author repeats himself. I may even have a few minor quibbles with some of research regarding conclusions. All that does not matter. Why? Because the author makes you think twice about commonly held beliefs. A good author in this area makes you want to read his footnotes. Again why? Because what he has written makes you want to know more. The author had me bookmarking where I was reading, and his footnotes, so I could go back and forth.

    This book goes into detail about the role of the German police battalions in the mass murder that resulted from Hitlers racial policies. Something that very few researchers have written about. I would rate this book, and Brownings writing on Police Battalion 101, as the two best books on the subject.

  • A good overview of the subject, but Breitman, at times, becomes repetitious, and it does get confusing trying to follow the trail of evidence that he presents. Another problem is that many of the suppositions are made based on documents not yet de-classified, so his hands are tied before he even starts the book. But, it is still a powerful book, on a disturbing subject that needs further examination, and I would hope that his efforts bring out these long-classified documents from their secret hiding places, so that we can get the full picture (if that is indeed ever possible) about these horrible and tragic crimes against humanity.