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The Resource In the name of humanity : the secret deal to end the Holocaust, Max Wallace

In the name of humanity : the secret deal to end the Holocaust, Max Wallace

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In the name of humanity : the secret deal to end the Holocaust
Title
In the name of humanity
Title remainder
the secret deal to end the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Max Wallace
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Author
Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"Early in the morning of November 26, 1944, prisoners at Auschwitz heard a deafening explosion. Emerging from their barracks, they witnessed the crematoria--part of the largest killing machine in human history--come crashing down. Most assumed they had fallen victim to inmate sabotage and thousands gave a silent cheer. However, the Final Solution's most efficient murder apparatus had not been felled by Jews, but rather by the ruthless architect of mass genocide, SS chief Heinrich Himmler--an edict that has puzzled historians for more than six decades. Holocaust historian and New York Times bestselling author Max Wallace--a veteran interviewer for Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation--draws on an explosive cache of recently declassified documents and an account from the only living eyewitness to unravel the mystery. For the first time, he reveals an incredible story involving the secret negotiations of an unlikely trio--a former fascist President of Switzerland, a courageous Orthodox Jewish woman, and Himmler himself--to end the Holocaust, aided by clandestine Swedish and American intelligence efforts. He documents their efforts to deceive Himmler, successfully prevent the extermination of hundreds of thousands of Jews during the last months of the Second World War, and thwart Hitler's plan to take "every last Jew" down with the Reich. These are revelations that will help rewrite the history of the Holocaust and the Second World War."--
Summary
Discusses the secret negotiations of three people, a former fascist President of Switzerland, an Orthodox Jewish woman, and Himmler's Finnish osteopath, to end the Holocaust, assisted by Swedish and American intelligence efforts. The author recounts their efforts to deceive Heinrich Himmler who was considering the possibility of entering into an alliance with the West against the Soviet Union as Germany's defeat approached. By exploiting that idea and convincing Himmler to betray Hitler's orders, the group helped to save tens of thousands of Jews during the last months of the Second World War.
Award
Canadian Jewish Book Award, 2018.
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10600707
Cataloging source
FM0
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Wallace, Max
Dewey number
940.53/1853862
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Sternbuch, Recha
  • Himmler, Heinrich
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY / Europe / Germany
  • HISTORY / Holocaust
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the secret deal to end the Holocaust
Label
In the name of humanity : the secret deal to end the Holocaust, Max Wallace
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published 2017 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-458) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lifeboat is full -- The Swiss Schindler -- Betrayed -- Strange bedfellows -- The Reichsführer-SS -- Evacuation to the East -- Saving the guardians of the Torah -- The Sternbuch cable -- March of the rabbis -- The rescue committee -- The spy chief and the devil's doctor -- Blood for trucks -- An unlikely ally -- Fall of the killing machine -- Forty tractors -- Deal with the devil -- Waiting in vain -- Dithering -- Agreement: "In the name of humanity" -- At daggers drawn -- Race against time -- Epilogue
Control code
on1032566081
Extent
480 pages ; 24 cm
Isbn
9781510734975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032566081
Label
In the name of humanity : the secret deal to end the Holocaust, Max Wallace
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published 2017 by Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-458) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lifeboat is full -- The Swiss Schindler -- Betrayed -- Strange bedfellows -- The Reichsführer-SS -- Evacuation to the East -- Saving the guardians of the Torah -- The Sternbuch cable -- March of the rabbis -- The rescue committee -- The spy chief and the devil's doctor -- Blood for trucks -- An unlikely ally -- Fall of the killing machine -- Forty tractors -- Deal with the devil -- Waiting in vain -- Dithering -- Agreement: "In the name of humanity" -- At daggers drawn -- Race against time -- Epilogue
Control code
on1032566081
Extent
480 pages ; 24 cm
Isbn
9781510734975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1032566081

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