Magazine

Committed to a world without Jews

Alon Confino’s new book posits that the Final Solution was at once a radical rupture and essential continuity in German society, all toward the goal of national redemption and a new civilization.

Alon Confino
Photo by: REUTERS
The Jews must get out of Germany, indeed out of Europe altogether,” Joseph Goebbels wrote in his diary in 1937. “This will take some time yet, but it will and must happen.”

A year later, on November 9, 1938, Germans arrested Jews, beat them, set synagogues on fire, and burned copies of the Hebrew Bible in hundreds of communities, large and small, throughout the country.



Read More...
   
Jpost.com, the online edition of the Jerusalem Post Newspaper - the most read and best-selling English-language newspaper in Israel. For analysis and opinion from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East. Jpost.com offers expert and in-depth reporting from Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East, including diplomacy and defense, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Arab Spring, the Mideast peace process, politics in Israel, life in Jerusalem, Israel's international affairs, Iran and its nuclear program, Syria and the Syrian civil war, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel's world of business and finance, and Jewish life in Israel and the Diaspora.

All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2014