Ordinary Men

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Harper Collins, Apr 16, 2013 - History - 304 pages
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The shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews.

 

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Hoo boy. Trigger warning: all the violence and Holocaust triggers. An exploration of the exploits of Reserve Police Battalion 101 in Poland as it relates to "Jewish actions" with a view toward the ... Read full review

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Browning’s subjects were extensively interviewed after WWII, creating more extensive records than exist for other German groups. These men were largely not career go-getters, though they varied in ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
One Morning in Józefów
The Order Police
Russia 1941
Deportation
Reserve Police Battalion 101
Arrival in Poland
The Józefów Massacre
The Deportations Resume
The Strange Health of Captain Hoffmann
The Jew Hunt
Harvest Festival
Aftermath
Germans Poles and Jews
Ordinary
AFTERWORD

Reflections on a Massacre
The Descent of Second Company
The August Deportations to Treblinka
LateSeptember Shootings
RESERVE POLICE BATTALION 101
About the Publisher
Copyright

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Christopher R. Browning is professor of history at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. He is a contributor to Yad Vashem's official twenty-four-volume history of the Holocaust and the author of two earlier books on the subject.

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