This volume in the Problems in European Civilization Series features a collection of secondary-source essays focusing on aspects of the Holocaust. The essays in this book debate the origins of the Holocaust, the motivations of the killers, the experience of the victims, and the various possibilities for intervention or rescue. The Niewyk book was the first reader to feature articles by Goldhagen and Browning, which debate whether the Nazi soldiers were willing executioners or just ordinary men. The proven series format features key scholarship, chapter and essay introductions, and extensive, up-to-date suggestions for further reading. The selections are edited for both content and length, making this single volume a convenient alternative to course packets or multiple monographs.