No single blog post could ever encompass the enormous tragedy of World War II. For that matter, many books only try to take on selected aspects of the war, its causes, and consequences. Here is a small sample of book titles available at the Sawyer Library:
Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich
By Walter Kempowski; translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside.
Five Days that Shocked the World:
Eyewitness Accounts from Europe at the End of World War II
By Nicholas Best
The Holocaust and the Revival of Psychological History
By Judith M. Hughes
The War in the Empty Air:
Victims, Perpetrators, and Postwar Germans"
By Dagmar Barnouw
Getting History Right:
East and West German Collective Memories of the Holocaust and War"
By Mark A. Wolfgram
The War Complex:
World War II in Our Time
By Marianna Torgovnick