Readership: All those interested in the history of Nazism, the Holocaust, and the Second World War.
Mary Fulbrook, Professor of German History, University College London
Mary Fulbrook is Professor of German History at University College London. She has written widely on modern German history, including A Concise History of Germany (1990); A History of Germany 1918-2000: The Divided Nation; (1991, 2008); German National Identity after the Holocaust (1999); Anatomy of a Dictatorship: Inside the GDR (1995, also published by Oxford University Press); and The People's State: East German Society from Hitler to Honecker (2005). Her most recent book is Dissonant Lives: Generations and Violence through the German Dictatorships (Oxford University Press, 2011). A fellow of the British Academy, she is former
Chair of the German History Society and a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Foundation for the former Concentration Camps at Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora.
"absorbing ... a precise and moving account" - Jane Caplan, Times Literary Supplement
"The readers of this book will obtain a new and different perspective on the Holocaust as its central figure serves as an example of the vast number of Nazis in administrative positions who made the process of systematic killing possible by their dedicated and diligent commitment to a murderous regime." - Gerhard L. Weinberg, History Book Club
1: Legacies of Violence
2: Before 1939
3: Border Crossings
4: The Making of a Nazi Landrat
5: An Early Question of Violence
6: 'Only administration'
7: Means of Survival
8: Escalation, 1941-42
9: Towards Extermination
10: The Deportations of August 1942
11: Ghettoization for the 'Final Solution'
12: Final Thresholds
13: Afterwards and After-words