Ostkrieg

Ostkrieg

Hitler's War of Extermination in the East

Book - 2011
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On June 22, 1941, Germany launched the greatest land assault in history on the Soviet Union, an attack that Adolf Hitler deemed crucial to ensure German economic and political survival. As the key theater of the war for the Germans, the eastern front consumed enormous levels of resources and accounted for 75 percent of all German casualties. Despite the significance of this campaign to Germany and to the war as a whole, few English-language publications of the last thirty-five years have addressed these pivotal events.

In Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the East , Stephen G. Fritz bridges the gap in scholarship by incorporating historical research from the last several decades into an accessible, comprehensive, and coherent narrative. His analysis of the Russo-German War from a German perspective covers all aspects of the eastern front, demonstrating the interrelation of military events, economic policy, resource exploitation, and racial policy that first motivated the invasion. This in-depth account challenges accepted notions about World War II and promotes greater understanding of a topic that has been neglected by historians.

Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2011.
ISBN: 9780813134161
0813134161
Characteristics: xxiv, 640 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

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KEVIN DOWD Feb 07, 2012

vary interesting book.

a long discussion of racial war. forced slave labor and killing of useless mouths.

This book is not about the battles themselves, although we get a good overview, as these topics have been covered already in detail. This book is about killing tens and tens of millions of people so you can re-populate the land with people of your own race.

IF Hitler had not had such a hatred of the Jews, and the Poles, and the Slavs, and the.. etc (lol) he could have overthrown the Soviet USSR and created dependent republics/oligarchies that would supply Germany with all the food, products and war materials he needed to fight off England and the USA.

but of course if Hitler didn't hate everyone maybe he would not have started the war.

so this book is an excellent re-look at the issue of "Total War" in the East.

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