The Nazis and the Jews in Occupied Western Europe, 1940-1944

  title={The Nazis and the Jews in Occupied Western Europe, 1940-1944},
  author={Michael Robert Marrus and Robert O. Paxton},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={687 - 714}
Nazi policy toward the Jews of occupied western Europe evolved in three phases, determined by far-flung strategic concerns of the Third Reich.' In the first, from the outbreak of war in the west in April 1940 until the autumn of 1941, all was provisional: Nazi leaders looked forward to a "final solution of the Jewish question in Europe," but that final solution was to await the cessation of hostilities and an ultimate peace settlement. No one defined the final solution with precision, but all… 
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