This collection of studies aims to shed light on many controversial issues relating to the Holocaust in Hungary. The author explores the factors that made the Hungarian chapter of the Holocaust unique. He also provides evidence that by the time of the German occupation of Hungary, world leaders were already fully informed about the realities of Auschwitz. Having survived the first four and a half years of the war relatively intact, the Jews of Hungary were destroyed at lighting speed on the eve of allied victory. Braham identifies and analyzes the interplay of the many historical, political and military factors that sealed the fate of Hungarian Jewry. The collection also includes a survey of the literature relating to the attempts at rescuing Jews and an overview of the trials held in several parts of the world in connection with the Holocaust in Hungary.