I am sorry to hear of Hilberg's passing. I grew up in the late 60s reading Shirer's book, Uris' Mila 18, etc. and thought Hilberg was the foremost authority on the subject. Still do. Thanks for a good article. One thing, reading Aizenstein's (?) book on armed resistence among Jews in Eastern Europe, which made it seem commonplace, apparently conflicts with Hilberg's view, that most Jews went like lambs. Unfortunately, Hilberg was right, but out of respect you don't want to push that.
Hamas' Khaled Meshal met with Saeb Erekat in Qatar (Haaretz)
from the article: The Holocaust scholar who was hard on the Jews