This title is filled with eye-witness accounts and contemporary evidence regarding the Nazis plan to send millions of Jews to the death camps. Wherever possible, author Martin Gilbert has given precise dates of every document quoted, and has cited the actual words used at the time. Since the Nazi attempt to murder the Jews of Europe concerned individual people - people with names, families, careers, and futures, for millions of whom no one survived to mourn, or even remember - Gilbert has tried to tell the stories of individuals, as well as of communities. We learn how these journeys were organised, where they went, the fate of those who were on them, and that no two journeys or experiences were the same.Through a series of these journeys, "Final Journey: Holocaust" brings into sharp focus what the victims actually went through. Maps, routes, ranges, and photographs relate to the many stories told. Spanning the whole spectrum of deportations and experiences during the Holocaust years, this is a cautionary tale for what can happen when tyranny takes command, and when the secrecy that is inevitable in war enables an evil regime to seek the destruction of a whole people.
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1St Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0049400584