All or Nothing: The Axis and the Holocaust 1941-43 by Jonathan Steinberg

By Jonathan Steinberg

Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy have been united in a 'brutal friendship'. either had savage racial legislation: either Hitler and Mussolini viciously denounced the 'Jewish menace'. but each one kingdom taken care of the Jews particularly another way. while Jews who fell into the hands of the German military have been consigned, nearly with no exception to focus camps, no longer one Jew taken via the Italians suffered an analogous destiny. Italian officials secure not only Italian Jews, yet Jewish refugees of each nationality. Jonathan Steinberg makes use of this awesome and poignant tale to resolve the factors and forces underpinning either Nazism and Fascism in an try and unravel the underlying query: Why?

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22 As Hitler and the German army watched the Italians flounder in the mountains of Albania their sentiments changed from contempt to alarm. Neither the German nor the Italian High Commands gave any serious thought to the geographical implications of Italy’s declaration of war in June 1940. Before 1939 the Axis partnership existed on paper and in speeches from balconies. No combined operations were ever planned. Only one serious meeting of staffs took place: on 19 March 1940, at the Brenner Pass.

The difference between them was that the Germans carried theirs out. Next he fired everybody he could think of in the first instance of what came to be known as ‘Changing the Guard’ and finally he lost his nerve completely. His only hope was to beg Hitler for help. ‘There’s nothing to be done here. 21 Goebbels was utterly disgusted by the spectacle . ‘Our Allies are turning tail and running. A shameful sight. ’22 As Hitler and the German army watched the Italians flounder in the mountains of Albania their sentiments changed from contempt to alarm.

Mussolini decided to act before the Germans won the war without any Italian participation. 8 Renzo De Felice, Mussolini’s biographer, writes: ‘Nobody made objections. ’9 Italy entered the Second World War without clear objectives, without adequate preparation and without honour. On 10 June 1940 Italy declared war on the Allies, an act which the French President, Paul Reynaud, described in a broadcast as ‘a stab in the back’ and others in even less complimentary similes. The fortnight of hostilities added to Italian embarrassment.

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