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The Unwritten Order
The Unwritten Order

The Unwritten Order

Hitler's Role in the Final Solution


160 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $25.95)

Publication Date: November 2016

ISBN 9780750968492

Rights: US & CA

The History Press (Nov 2016)

Price: $18.95


A definitive study of Adolf Hitler's role in the planning and implementation of the greatest act of genocide of the 20th century

The fact that the Holocaust was the result of conscious decisions made by the highest levels of the Third Reich has been under-emphasized. Although it would be a mistake to put the murder of the Jews down to Hitler's will alone, it is time to make clear that Hitler was the driving force behind radicalization of the National Socialist policy of extermination. Without Hitler there would be no Holocaust. This book offers documentary proof of Hitler's central role in the murder of European Jews. Various documents and fragments of documents have been pieced together and the codified language of the dictator has been deciphered.


"Peter Longerich is one of the leading German authorities on the Holocaust." —Ian Kershaw

Author Biography

Peter Longerich is former Director of the Research Centre for the Holocaust and 20th-century history. He was an expert witness in the celebrated trial between David Irving and Deborah Lipstadt/Penguin Books, his role to demonstrate that the murder of millions of Jews was conducted on Hitler's orders. He is the author of Goebbels and Heinrich Himmler.