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How the Holocaust Stemmed from the Roots of Antisemitism

Saul Friedlander is the author of "Nazi Germany and the Jews, Vol. 1: The Years of Persecution 1933-1939." He examines the period looking at how Hitler's "murderous rage" and ideologies, converged with internal political pressures, and attitudes of German and European societies to create the Holocaust. Friedlander was born in Prague and was seven when his parents hid him in a Catholic seminary in France where he took on a new identity. His parents died in the Holocaust. Friedland now teaches at Tel Aviv University and at UCLA.

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Other segments from the episode on February 26, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 26, 1997: Interview with Daniel Jonah Goldhagen; Interview with Saul Friedlander.

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