Ruth Bettina Birn Answers Goldhagen

in German Politics and Society
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In response to my review of his book, Hitler’s Willing Executions, Daniel Goldhagen suggests, in the Fall 1997 issue of German Politics and Society (GPS), that I was unduly critical. His failure to address my main criticisms, and his abusive language interspersed with invectives and ad hominem attacks make replying to his article quite complicated. As I consider this style entirely inappropriate in a scholarly debate, I have restricted my response to his factual criticisms.