“This is a major study that will influence how all of us think about the Holocaust in Eastern Europe.” — Norman Naimark, Stanford University

“Solonari’s monograph is a book that any scholar would be proud to have written, and I expect it to have a serious impact both in Holocaust studies and in the history of modern East Central Europe.” — John-Paul Himka, University of Alberta

“Purifying the Nation is an exceptionally significant contribution to one of the least explored and most tragic chapters of the 20th century.” — Vladimir Tismaneanu, University of Maryland

“This book is genuinely monumental… the most historically sensitive and conceptually savvy account of the Holocaust in Romania yet to be produced.” — Charles King, Georgetown University

Vladimir Solonari is an associate professor of history at the University of Central Florida. He was a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in 2001.