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Castle Hill Publishers focus on publishing university-style studies on the "Holocaust." Many of our books are highly specialized, which can be rather confusing and discouraging for most of you who just want it in a nutshell. So we thought we give you a brief guide as to what we recommend for those dipping their feet into this topic for the first time. As we publish new books or update older ones, this list may change. We'll try to keep it up to date.
The best brief introduction into the topic of the Holocaust is Thomas Dalton's The Holocaust: An Introduction. It has merely 115 pages of text in a handy, small paperback format of 5x8 inches, and it costs only £8 as a hard copy. Amazon customer E.J. Peterson, a verified buyer of the book, wrote the following brief review about it (on March 6, 2017, Amazon blocked all our books and deleted all associated book reviews, so you can't find the reviews quoted here anymore – so much about freedom of speech...):
Phenomenal. A fantastic starting point.
For a 115 page book, it is a truly shocking and eye-opening work. I cannot recommend this highly enough. Honestly, subject your accepted opinion on the matter to this 1 hour read and see where you sit after that.
In his book Breaking the Spell: The Holocaust, Myth & Reality, now available in its 2019 5th edition, science historian Dr. Nicholas Kollerstrom explains the Holocaust issue for the common reader from a scientific, but also from a societal point of view. This paperback book has some 225 pages of text (6x9 inches). At £20/$25 as a hard copy, it has been our best-selling book ever since it was first published. Amazon customer "Giordano Bruno," a Amazon-verified buyer of the book, wrote this brief review about it:
An interesting and informative book, particularly how it expresses that the “Holocaust” has basically become a sacred religion that cannot be challenged even by science. Anyone who dares to criticise or explain that certain narratives of the holocaust are physically impossible is instantly branded as a heretic and excommunicated. Would definitely recommend reading it!
The above-mentioned brief introduction into the topic is a condensation of a more encompassing study which Dalton first published in 2008: Debating the Holocaust: A New Look at Both Sides. He released an updated edition of that book in 2020. In this book, Dalton studies the topic more thoroughly by juxtaposing the most important arguments of all contending sides in the raging debate about the "Holocaust," which, some say, should not be debated in the first place. The book has some 290 pages of text of a larger format (6x9 inches). At £20/$25 as a hard copy, it's still a steal. Amazon customer "patito," a verified buyer of the book, wrote this brief review about it:
Most important Holocaust book in this moment
The updates to the first edition are especially important as the author corrects and forwards a proposal towards the end. A very good compilation of the real state of affairs regarding the actual evidence for one argument or the other. The Epilogue is especially critical to understanding the whole picture.
At almost 600 pages of text, the Lectures on the Holocaust have been characterized as encyclopedic in their coverage of the topic, yet at the same time as a truly riveting read. Written in an unusual dialogue form, it draws you right into the debate the author engages in. This is the 3rd edition issued in July 2017, which is greatly improved by new material. It costs merely £25/$30 as a hard copy. Amazon customer "HolocaustHistory channel," a verified buyer of the book (he bought it from us, not from Amazon), wrote this brief review about it:
This is without doubt one of the best treatments of the holocaust debate. Rudolf is judicious and moderate throughout, and packs in a great deal of information. By writing dialogues, he gives himself the opportunity to give clear answers to many the questions that will occur to the reader. If you are at all interested in the holocaust, you have to read this book.