Hitler's Shadow War: The Holocaust and World War II by Donald M. McKale

By Donald M. McKale

In Hitler's Shadow struggle, global battle II pupil Donald M. McKale contends that the persecution and homicide of the Jews, Slavs, and different teams used to be Hitler's fundamental attempt through the struggle, now not the conquest of Europe.

According to McKale, Hitler and the Nazi management used the army campaigns of the struggle as a canopy for a genocidal software that founded at the ultimate resolution.
Hitler endured to devote broad manpower and fabrics to this "shadow war" even if Germany was once wasting the battles of the war's last years.

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6 Introduction Historians have been discussing the question of a change in the functions of the military in an industrialized war: the findings of the present volume, with its supporting sources, provide new stimuli in this area. e. with an integrated overall study of all factors vital to the state’s offensive and defensive warfare. Such exceptions as the Third Supreme Army Command in the final phase of the First World War or Groener’s reflections under the special conditions of the latter years of the Weimar Republic merely confirm the rule that the military leadership perceived its task predominantly to lie in the area of directing a ‘weapons war’.

The fact that time and again certain lessons from the First World War are seen as development-determining factors reinforces a tendency, already present in historical research, to view and interpret the span of the two world wars in the first half of our century as a unity. In political historiography this aspect, in so far as it is concerned with the position of Europe and its states in the world, has long been a matter of course. Military historiography suggests that the same analysis can advantageously be applied to the interpretation of numerous domestic-policy and economic-policy problems.

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