Review: Masters of Death. The SS-Einsatzgruppen and the Invention of the Holocaust – Richard Rhodes

These “special task forces,” organized by Heinrich Himmler to follow the German army as it advanced into eastern Poland and Russia, were the agents of the first phase of the Final Solution. They murdered more than 1.5 million men, women, and children between 1941 and 1943, often by shooting them into killing pits, as at Babi Yar.


Review: The Polish Officer

The Polish Officer by Alan Furst My rating: 4 of 5 stars The period between the wars, especially the later period (we're of course talking Europe here) in the run-up to World War II especially in Eastern Europe, fascinates me. This is where Alan Furst's excellent novels are set. According to the introduction information, he … Continue reading Review: The Polish Officer