Hitler's Trains: The German National Railway & the Third Reich

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Tempus, 2005 - Railroads and state - 254 pages
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"The largest enterprise in the capitalist world between 1920 and 1945, the Deutsche Reichsbahn (German National Railway), was at the centre of events in a period of great turmoil in Germany. Alfred Mierzejewski reveals the history of the railway's operations throughout Hitler's regime, showing that, despite resisting efforts to politicise its internal functions, it co-operated with the government's anti-Semitic policies. The railway played a crucial role in the Holocaust: not only did it support the construction and operation of the Nazi death camps, but it transported 3 million Jews to them to be destroyed."--Back cover.

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Alfred C. Mierzejewski is professor of German history at the University of North Texas. His previous publications include "The Most Valuable Asset of the Reich: A History of the German National Railway" (Volumes 1 and 2) and "The Collapse of the German War Economy, 1944-1945: Allied Air Power and the German National Railway".

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