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Written into History

Richard J. Evans: The Nazi View of History, 22 January 2015

A World without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide 
by Alon Confino.
Yale, 284 pp., £20, June 2014, 978 0 300 18854 7
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How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust 
by Dan McMillan.
Basic, 276 pp., £15, April 2014, 978 0 465 08024 3
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... they do not ‘domesticate’ it. A similar view​ is put forward, even more strongly, by Dan McMillan in the introduction to his How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust, where he denigrates the huge body of detailed historical research on the genocide of the Jews by claiming that all it has done is deliver books that ‘narrate the ...

North and South

Raphael Samuel, 22 June 1995

Coming Back Brockens: A Year in a Mining Village 
by Mark Hudson.
Cape, 320 pp., £16.99, October 1994, 0 224 04170 3
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... instance, who in their fictions fantasised about going to earth with a Northern farmer. Margaret McMillan, settling in Bradford, that cradle of the independent Labour Party and 1890s British socialism, gives a similar testimony, when describing how she embarked on her life’s work as an apostle of children’s nurseries. What she remembered about her ...

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