The Tragedy of Nazi Germany - Peter PhillipsLondon: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a stain to the spine verso.
From the cover: “The uniquely moving aspect of this book is that the author writes with twin qualifications as historian and survivor from the camps. He is Reader in History at the University of Adelaide, and he has a right as an historian to analyse the growth of Nazism. As one who went through the camps, he has a right also, after much intellectual struggle, to forgive what he finds because he now knows it to have been inevitable.
Mr Phillips describes the many factors which atomised German society from 1870 onwards and thus assisted Nazi evil, and he shows that Hitler and Nazism were mere phenomena of a mass age.
It was always easy for those outside the tragedy to forgive in a large spirit. To have lived through and in it, sift as a scholar, and then understand is an astonishing achievement and that is the record which this book tells.”