The March 1941 publication of Germany Must Perish! provoked one of the most intense propaganda exchanges of the war. Written by an American Jew, it advocated the destruction of the German people... More > through mass sterilization and the dismemberment of the German state.
Because of Kaufman's claimed links to the policy advisors of the American president, Germany's reaction to the plan was swift. Goebbels ordered a rebuttal and analysis written.
Parts of Kaufman's book came true at the end of the war. At least 12 million Germans were expelled from their land in what became the single largest transfer of any population in modern European history. The majority were expelled from the German territories in the eastern territories which were handed over to Poland and the Soviet Union (about 7 million) and from Czechoslovakia (about 3 million). Up to 2 million Germans died during these expulsions.
In one sense at least, Kaufman's predictions came true.
Contains Kaufman's original work and Germany's official reaction.< Less