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Model Nazi: Arthur Greiser and the Occupation of Western Poland

Catherine Epstein


This book is the biography of Arthur Greiser, the man who initiated the Final Solution in Nazi-occupied Poland. Beginning with his early years prior to the First World War, it charts his rise to Nazi prominence in Danzi and his years as the Nazi territorial leader of the Warthegau, to his trial and execution in post-war Poland. Between 1939 and 1945, Greiser was in charge of the Warthegau — an area of western Poland annexed to Nazi Germany. In an effort to ‘Germanize’the area, he introduced a multitude of dreadful policies: he spearheaded an influx of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Germans, s ... More

Keywords: Nazis, Arthur Greiser, Final Solution, Poland, First World War, Warthegau, genocide, ethnic cleansing, political jealousy, nationalist obsession

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199546411
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546411.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Epstein, author
Associate Professor of History, Amherst College