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by Andrew Ezergailis

  • ISBN: 9984905438
  • Category: World
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Andrew Ezergailis
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; 1st edition (March 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 465
  • ePub book: 1490 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1404 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 620

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Andrew Ezergailis (Latvian: Andrievs Ezergailis; born 10 December 1930 in Viesīte Municipality) is a retired . 1996: The Holocaust in Latvia 1941–1944 – The Missing Center, Historical Institute of Latvia (in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) Riga.

1996: The Holocaust in Latvia 1941–1944 – The Missing Center, Historical Institute of Latvia (in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) Riga. 1983: The Latvian impact on the Bolshevik Revolution: The first phase : September 1917 to April 1918, ISBN 0-88033-035-X.

Ezergailis's history of the Latvian Holocaust is definitive study and a major contribution. That alone makes it worth reading. This book gives the best description of the Arajis Kommando, and its leader, that I have read. The author describes the role of fraternities in Latvia and how Arajis used his connections inside one of the largest for recruiting purposes.

It breaks a path for a new generation of Holocaust investigations that explores events in eastern Europe

Riga : Historical Institute of Latvia ; Washington, DC : Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, c1996 Includes bibliographical references (p. -440) and index.

Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, . xxi, 465 pp. Appendixes. oceedings{Klier1997TheHI, title {The Holocaust in Latvia, 1941-1944: The Missing Center. By Andrew Ezergailis. Riga: The Historical Institute of Latvia, 1996. Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, .

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Abuseyourdna Abuseyourdna
I consider that Andrew Ezergailis demonstrates in this history that he is a very objective, thorough historian. All conclusions are soundly based and documented. He destroys the arguments of many of the revisionist historians by quoting much that was reported from the Eastern front in reports to the high command in Berlin. He shows that it is inconceivable that the instructions to carry out the atrocities did not effectively come right from the top, Adolph Hitler,Himmler and Heydrich. I found a weakness in the history and the conclusions that Ezergailis sits on the fence with respect to the culpability of the Latvians themselves. He appears inhibited by his own Latvian background, although the facts he has unearthed show that the Latvians themselves bear a heavy responsibility for the murder of the Jews. He seems unwilling to draw the conclusions, which his own research has in fact made clear. This was disappointing, though in many ways understandable. The value of the work is that it also prepares the ground for further historical research on this tragic episode in Latvian history. Michael Standen.
Flathan Flathan
Very detailed specifically about Rumbula.
Risky Strong Dromedary Risky Strong Dromedary
Excellent and gripping acount of one of the greatest human tragedies. I recommend it highly for anyone interested in this historical period.
Dawncrusher Dawncrusher
To the best of my knowledge this is the only book written about the Holocaust in Latvia, and in English, that was written through extensive research of existing source documents. That alone makes it worth reading.

This book gives the best description of the Arajis Kommando, and its leader, that I have read. The author describes the role of fraternities in Latvia and how Arajis used his connections inside one of the largest for recruiting purposes. Arajis comes off as yet another self-seeking power and recognition hungry flea that decided to catch a ride on the hyena that was the Reich.

What puzzled me was the authors insistence that Latvian auxillaries were the primary killers of the Jews and members of the communist party. My reading of this book left me somewhat doubtful as the author discusses how the Arajis Kommando was slow to organize that fateful summer. Also, Latvian auxillaries were not trusted with weapons other than rifles and pistols (pre 1943) and the ammo issued was counted before an after they were on duty.

I have no doubt that Latvians killed Jews and the Arajis Kommando helped. I am just not as positive as the author they killed as many of them. Yet, I write this and know I never would have even thought about it without the author having written this book. For me, this is why I read, and why I like history so much.

The book also discusses the clash between those who wanted (Lohse)to wring the maximum amount of productive labor from selected Jews and those who wanted to kill them all now (SD). The same clash was repeated through out the east and I found it interesting to read the logic behind it. Something few books touch upon.

I recommend this book.
Togor Togor
Andrew Ezergailis. Never as in this case, it appears appropriate to associate an author with his book and vice versa. In some way, by dealing with this dramatic matter, it seems that the Author - a Latvian native - had wanted to pay off a debt not of his own: a debt that the Latvian nation had contract with its Jewish community, erased by the Genocide.

And for doing so, in order to reconstruct the history of those terrible years, he traces a totally innovative way. Ezergailis' work in fact, can be considered the archetype of the so-called regional studies, the avant-garde and model for a group of excellent essays that, in the subsequent years, would have focused the historical research on the various local realities of the occupied Europe. In this way, as Hilberg had someway already anticipated, the attention of the historians is shifted from the victims to the perpetrators, through the in-depth analysis of the Nazi genocidal universe, seen in its historical, structural and organizational dynamics. We are talking about an up-to-date method of research, that goes beyond those countless diaries and memoirs published in the post-war period, that had a great emotional impact but that were tendentially lacking of an overall view.
It's quite obvious that, also in Ezergailis', the Jewish Genocide is and remains the main subject of the research: however, this is done through a reversed perspective, focused on the perpetrators, which are brought before the bar of the history, through the analysis of their operational and ideological context. And in this virtual Court, in a role of judge and jury, the reader assists to the production of the evidences that the Author - as a Public Prosecutor - provides plentiful and detailed.
And in this book of Ezergailis there are many evidences, facts and documents. The Genocide of the latvian Jews is "rediscovered" in detail, with a particular attention paid to the role of the local collaborators, whose names are listed at the end of the book; the structure of the Sichereitspolizei is described, as well as the aims and the Nazi occupation and extermination policies in Latvia; the social context is depicted, and the pernicious anti-semitic substratum - that already before the war had corrupted some local political movements - is also historicized. But above all, the Author describes the tragedy of Rumbula, in which also units of the Ordnungspolizei were involved.
Well, just the massacre of Rumbula can be considered the core of this book, the literal dead end of a genocidal path, symbolic moment of the erasing of the Jewish community of Latvia.
All that and more, is narrated in this book. That we love.