Latest biography – Hitler: Downfall 1939-45

This 2nd volume biography is the latest biography on Hitler. The German original came out in 2018. The English translation in 2020.

The strength of this biography is the extensive German sources relied on and cited by Ullrich, a German historian. The downside is that most of the sources cited are German books and articles! It is also a pity that in the English translated book, German books are still cited in the notes and bibliography although they have been translated into English. One example is The Maisky Diaries edited by Gorodetsky which has been translated into English and published in 2016.

The translation reads well. I would recommend this biography. Poser – did Hitler give any written order to annihilate the Jews?

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