Alon Confino is professor of History at the University of Virginia and at Ben Gurion University, Israel. He lives in Charlottesville, VA.
“Insightful [and] chilling. . . . Represents Nazism less as a
‘banality of evil’ and more as an ‘intimate brutality.’”—Kirkus
“Well written [and] provocative.”—Frederic Crome, Library Journal
“Quietly devastating . . . [a] short, staggering new book . . . an absolutely horrifying portrait . . . at once so disturbing and so hypnotic to read . . . in clear, unsparing prose . . . . Deserves the widest possible audience.”—Steve Donoghue, Open Letters
“Confino has done a great service by drawing our attention to the mythic dimension of the Nazis’ apocalyptic war against the Jews.”—David Biale, Los Angeles Review of Books
*Los Angeles Review of Books*