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Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 11 and the Final Solution in Poland
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ORDINARY MEN: RESERVE POLICE BATTALION 11 AND THE FINAL SOLUTION IN POLAND

PAPERBACK BY BROWNING, CHRISTOPHER R.

£9.99

ISBN
9780141000428
IMPRINT
PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
 
 
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PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
304 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
28 JUN 2001

DESCRIPTION

Ordinary Men has been admired all over the world and is now published in the UK for the first time. It takes as its basis the detailed records of one squad from the Nazis' extermination groups and explores in detail its composition, its actions, andthe methods by which it was trained to perform acts of genocide on an industrial scale. He introduces us to cheerful, friendly, ordinary men who killed without hesitation or apparent remorse for years on end, in docile obedience to an authority theyhappily accepted as legitimate. It is a valuable corrective to the idea of German uniqueness and offers a much more chilling picture of human beings as avidly suggestible and desperate for an organising purpose in their lives, however disgusting.

CONTENTS

One morning in Jozefow; the Order Police; the Order Police and the Final Solution - Russia 1941; the Order Police and the Final Solution - deportation; reserve police battalion 101; arrival in Poland; initiation to mass murder - the Josefow massacre; reflections on a massacre; Lomazy - the descent of second company; the August deprotations to Treblinka; late-September shootings; the deportations resume; the strange health of Captain Hoffmann; the Jew hunt ; the last massacre - harvest festival ; aftermath; Germans, Poles and Jews; ordinary men; appendix - shootings and deportations by reserve police battalion 101.