This epic book completes the richest and fullest study yet made of the Nazis' persecution of the Jews. Based on a vast scholarly literature, it also incorporates original research and personal letters, diaries, etc. Acclaim for Volume 1: "This will be the standard work for many years to come" (Daniel Johnson, The Times) "There have been many books about Nazism's persecution of the Jews, but none as magisterial or comprehensive as this" (Richard Evans, Sunday Telegraph) "The merits of this work are many; it is easily the best book of a distinguished historian. It is based on a great variety of sources, published and unpublished, and the judgement of the author cannot be faulted on any major issue...This is a very good, very important book. It needed to be written before the last historians disappear who, because of the date and place of their birth and their personal experience, know certain things in their bones about the period of the Holocaust." (Walter Lacquer, Los Angeles Times) "Saul Friedlander is the most astute, sophisticated and stylish historian of the Holocaust working in any language today." (Michael Burleigh)
Saul Friedlander was born in Prague in 1932. He fled to France, where he survived the war in hiding and his moving personal memoir, WHEN MEMORY COMES, describes this period. He is currently Professor of History at UCLA and emeritus professor at Tel Aviv University. He lives in Los Angeles.