Pt. 1. The prelude to genocide: Nazi resettlement policy and the search for a solution to the Jewish question, 1939-1941 -- Nazi ghettoization policy in Poland, 1939-1941 -- pt. 2. Conflicting explanations -- German technocrats, Jewish labor, and the final solution : a reply to Götz Aly and Susanne Heim -- The Holocaust as by-product? : a critique of Arno Mayer -- Beyond "intentionalism" and "functionalism" : the decision for the final solution reconsidered -- pt. 3. The perpetrators : accommodation, anticipation, and conformity: Bureaucracy and mass murder : the German administrator's comprehension of the final solution -- Genocide and public health : German doctors and Polish Jews, 1939-1941 -- One day in Józefów : initiation to mass murder.