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Mitgang, Herbert. "Friedländer's Odyssey." The New York Times Book Review (15 July 1979): 35.
Brief profile of Friedländer on the publication of When Memory Comes.
Birley, Robert. "Not Guilty." Spectator 223, No. 7367 (6 September 1969): 305-06.
Generally positive review of Kurt Gerstein: The Ambiguity of Good (here called Counterfeit Nazi: The Ambiguity of Good) in which Birley questions the validity of some of Friedländer's conclusions.
Review of History and Psychoanalysis: An Inquiry into the Possibilities and Limits of Psychohistory, by Saul Friedländer. Choice 16, No. 1 (March 1979): 128.
Brief positive review.
Gilman, Sander. Review of Probing the Limits of Representation: Nazism and the Final Solution, by Saul Friedländer. American Historical Review 98, No. 2 (April 1993): 521-22.
Positive review lauding the work's wide range of opinions and historiographical approaches. Gilman commends the book as an important contribution to contemporary scholarship.
Jacobson, Peter. "'God's Spy' in the SS." The Washington Post Book World 111, No. 7 (27 April 1969): 7.
Review of Kurt Gerstein: The Ambiguity of Good. After surveying events in Gerstein's life, Jacobson argues that the book has a "powerful impact" despite appearing "hastily put together."
Kent, George O. Review of Pius XII and the Third Reich, by Saul Friedländer. American Historical Review LXXII, No. 1 (October 1966): 172-73.
Generally positive assessment that recognizes the value as well as the limitations of the documents Friedländer presents and emphasizes the difficulty of drawing firm conclusions from them.
Lewy, Guenter. Review of Pius XII and the Third Reich, by Saul Friedländer. Political Science Quarterly LXXXI, No. 4 (December 1966): 680-82.
Positive review and brief summary of the book's major theses.
Monroe, Elizabeth. "Arabs and Israelis." Book Forum II, No. 1 (1976): 79-83.
Overview of the participants and the points of view they express in Arabs and Israelis: A Dialogue.
Review of When Memory Comes, by Saul Friedländer. The New Republic 181, Nos. 3 and 4 (21-28 July 1979): 38-9.
Brief positive review in which the critic describes the book as "a tender elegy which moves from the Israeli present to the European past, from fear to memory, in a mosaic of Proustian images."
Schleunes, Karl A. Review of Probing the Limits of Representation: Nazism and the Final Solution, by Saul Friedländer. Central European History 25, No. 3 (1992): 366-69.
Positive review that summarizes some of the arguments put forth by the book's contributors.
Schmitt, Hans A. "Hitler: Obsession without End." The Sewanee Review XCVI, No. 1 (Winter 1988): 158-68.
Reviews a number of books on Hitler and Nazism including Reflections of Nazism: An Essay on Kitsch and Death. Schmitt claims that "Friedländer never goes beyond eloquent speculation."
Secher, H. P. Review of Prelude to Downfall, by Saul Friedländer; The German Army and the Nazi Party, by Robert O'Neill; and Charisma and Factionalism in the Nazi Party, by Joseph Nyomarkay. The American Political Science Review LXII, No. 2 (June 1968): 590-93.
Generally positive review in which Secher points out that Friedländer's exposition does not necessarily support the conclusion he draws regarding the inevitability of Hitler's declaring war on the United States.
Shandley, Robert R. Review of Probing the Limits of Representation: Nazism and the Final Solution, by Saul Friedländer, and Die Einstellung ist die Einstellung; Visuelle Konstruktionen des Judentums, by Gertrud Koch. The Germanic Quarterly 68, No. 1 (Winter 1995): 87-9.
Positive, comparative review that summarizes the arguments of both books.
Sungolowsky, Joseph. "Holocaust and Autobiography: Wiesel, Friedländer, Pisar." In Reflections of the Holocaust in Art and Literature, edited by Randolph L. Braham, pp. 131-46. New York: Columbia University Press, 1990.
Examines the nature of Holocaust autobiography, focusing on Friedländer's When Memory Comes, Elie Wiesel's Night, and Samuel Pisar's Of Blood and Hope and La ressource humaine.
Review of Pius XII and the Third Reich, by Saul Friedländer. The Times Literary Supplement, No. 3379 (1 December 1966): 1109.
Argues that Friedländer was biased in his selection of documents.
"Hitler and the United States." The Times Literary Supplement, No. 3457 (30 May 1968): 550.
Reviews Prelude to Downfall and James V. Compton's The Swastika and the Eagle. The critic states that "Dr. Compton and Dr. Friedländer have brought together Hitler's Atlantic and Pacific policies towards the United States and thereby have closed an important gap in our overall picture of Nazi diplomacy."
"The Jews and Their Jews." The Times Literary Supplement, No. 3503 (17 April 1969): 415.
Reviews Réflexions sur l'avenir d'Israël, Jacob M. Landau's The Arabs in Israel, and Marc Hillel's Israël en danger de paix, in a discussion dealing with problems involving the Arab population within the borders of Israel.
"A Saboteur in the SS," The Times Literary Supplement, No. 3538 (18 December 1969): 1442.
Generally positive review of Kurt Gerstein: The Ambiguity of Good (here called Counterfeit Nazi: The Ambiguity of Good) that praises Friedländer's scholarship but nonetheless laments the absence of all "the obscure features making up the portrait of this counterfeit Nazi."
Trefousse, Hans L. Review of Prelude to Downfall, by Saul Friedländer. American Historical Review LXXIII, No. 1 (October 1967): 1107–08.
Argues that while Friedländer closely follows previous accounts of American-Axis relations, he "has added … the minute documentation that was unavailable before."