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Into that Dark Night: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-1939 (Review)
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  • Elizabeth McKeigue, Santa Clara University
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Book Review
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Library Journals LLC

Produced in collaboration with Drew University and Yad Vashem (The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority), this disc objectively presents the historical and political climate in 1930 Germany that led to the Nazi regime, what many consider to be one of the darkest periods in human history. It includes a history of the rise of Nazism and the political state it created, effectively illustrating the series of political and economic developments that fostered an environment of suspicion toward minorities, in particular the nation's Jewish population. When a charismatic leader full of hate is added to this crucible, incomprehensible atrocities, such a Kristallnacht, seem inevitable. The disc goes on to present a clear and balanced view of Germany from the day Hitler became chancellor to the crucial year 1938, when the horrors grew to unimaginable proportions. If this description sounds dramatic, it is intentional. This is a compelling product to experience.

Citation Information
McKeigue, E. “Into that Dark Night: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1933-1939.” (Review) Library Journal 15 June 2003.