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German Railroads, Jewish Souls: The Reichsbahn, Bureaucracy, and the Final Solution

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German Railroads, Jewish Souls

The Reichsbahn, Bureaucracy, and the Final Solution

Edited by Christopher R. Browning and Peter Hayes
With Essays by Raul Hilberg†
Published in Association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

152 pages, 22 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-275-5 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Not Yet Published (August 2019)

ISBN  978-1-78920-276-2 $19.95/£14.25 Pb Not Yet Published (August 2019)

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Description

Renowned Holocaust scholar Raul Hilberg considered the German railway system that delivered European Jews to ghettos and death camps in Eastern Europe to be not only an essential component of the “machinery of destruction” but also emblematic of the amoral bureaucracy that helped to implement the Jewish genocide. German Railroads, Jewish Souls centers around Hilberg’s seminal essay of the same name, a landmark study of German railways in the Nazi era long unavailable in English. Supplemented with additional writings from Hilberg, primary source materials, and historical commentary from leading scholars Christopher Browning and Peter Hayes, this is a rich and accessible introduction to a topic in Holocaust history that remains understudied even today.

Raul Hilberg† was the founding scholar of Holocaust studies in the United States and the author of numerous publications, including the classic The Destruction of the European Jews. He taught at the University of Vermont from 1955 to 1991. He passed away in 2007.

Christopher Browning is Frank Porter Graham Professor Emeritus at the University North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books include Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland.

Peter Hayes is Theodore Zev Weiss Holocaust Educational Foundation Professor of Holocaust Studies Emeritus at Northwestern University. His most recent book is Why?: Explaining the Holocaust.

Subject: Jewish Studies Genocide Studies WWII History
Area: Germany



Contents

List of Figures and Tables

Introduction
Christopher R. Browning and Peter Hayes

Chapter 1. The Bureaucracy of Annihilation
Raul Hilberg

Chapter 2. German Railroads/Jewish Souls
Raul Hilberg

Chapter 3. Document Section
Christopher R. Browning and Peter Hayes

Chapter 4. Raul Hilberg and Other Historians of the German Railway During the Nazi Era and the Holocaust
Christopher R. Browning

Chapter 5. Hilberg, the Railroads, and the Holocaust
Peter Hayes

Photos
Index

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