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Breaking the Silence
The German Who Exposed the Final Solution.
Walter Laqueur, Richard Breitman

The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry

1994 • 320 pp. 34 illus. 6 x 9"
Jewish Studies / Biography / Holocaust Studies

$35.00 Paperback, 978-0-87451-672-2

“A biography of a hero, Eduard Schulte, whose heroism was hidden...This biography may be regarded both as an act of posthumous justice and as a realistic spy thriller.”—The New Yorker

A remarkable story of the German industrialist who first warned the West of Nazi plans for the mass murder of Jews

Through unparalleled historical detective work, noted scholars Walter Laqueur and Richard Breitman reveal the inspiring tale of Eduard Schulte, the Breslau business leader who risked his life to gather information about such Nazi activities as the revised date of the German attack on Poland and the Nazi plan for mass extermination of European Jews. First published in 1986, Breaking the Silence is reissued with both a new foreword and afterword by the authors.

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“None of this would have come to light if it had not been for the pertinacity of Lacqueur and Breitman...Their efforts should arouse the admiration of every historical researcher.”—Alan Bullock, The New Republic

WALTER LAQUEUR is Chairman of the Research Council of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and author of The Long Road to Freedom (1989).

RICHARD BREITMAN is Professor of History at American University and author of The Architect of Genocide: Himmler and the Final Solution (1991).

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