The Nazi Extermination Camps and the Ally to the East: Could the Red Army and Air Force Have Stopped or Slowed the Final Solution?

@article{Herf2003TheNE,
  title={The Nazi Extermination Camps and the Ally to the East: Could the Red Army and Air Force Have Stopped or Slowed the Final Solution?},
  author={Jeffrey Herf},
  journal={Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History},
  year={2003},
  volume={4},
  pages={913 - 930}
}
  • J. Herf
  • Published 14 November 2003
  • History, Political Science
  • Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History
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