Based primarily on German archival sources and archives in the USA, Britain, and Israel as well as published books and articles, this study focuses on German and Arab plans and cooperation during World War II aimed at the extermination of the Jews of Palestine. The authors examine in detail the main initiators and participants of these plans and the special organizations which were established for this purpose, including Muslim units within the German war machine. The study also examines the relations between Germans and Arabs and the rivalry between the two main Arab collaborators with Germany for this purpose and for ultimately achieving mastery over the Arabs: the Palestinian Hajj Amin al-Husayni and the Iraqi Rashid Ali al- Kaylani. This is a very important study regarding German-Arab collaboration during World War II against the Jews in the Arab world in general and in Palestine in particular. Still, the English language edition could have been improved by providing English citations for works originally written in English (e.g., by Winston Churchill) or non-German works for which an English translation exists (e.g., by Tom Segev). The index shows poor knowledge of the structure of Arabic names. Bibliography, illustrations, index, notes
Rachel Simon, a librarian at Princeton University, does research on Jews in the modern Middle East and North Africa, with special reference to Libya, Ottoman Empire, women, and education.