Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine

  title={Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine},
  author={Wendy Lower},
  • W. Lower
  • Published 19 September 2005
  • History
On 16 July 1941, Adolf Hitler convened top Nazi leaders at his headquarters in East Prussia to dictate how they would rule the newly occupied eastern territories. Ukraine, the "jewel" in the Nazi empire, would become a German colony administered by Heinrich Himmler's SS and police, Hermann Goring's economic plunderers, and a host of other satraps. Focusing on the Zhytomyr region and weaving together official German war-time records, diaries, memoirs, and personal interviews, Wendy Lower… 

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