Nazi Germany killed approximately 13 million civilians and other non-combatants in deliberate policies of mass murder, overwhelmingly during the war years. Almost half the victims were Jewish, systematically destroyed in the Holocaust, the core of the Nazis’ pan-European racial purification programme. For the first time, Dr Alex Kay’s latest book, Empire of Destruction, considers Europe’s Jews alongside all other major victim groups and shows how each was regarded by the Nazi regime as a potential threat to Germany’s ability to successfully wage a war for hegemony in Europe. This event will explore this new, ground-breaking study, which combines the full quantitative scale of the killings with the individual horror.
This event on the website of the Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre: https://holocaustlearning.org.uk/events/book-launch-empire-of-destruction-a-history-of-mass-killings/