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Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

  • Author:Christopher R. Browning
  • Publisher:Harper Perennial
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $15.99
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  • Seller:bellwetherbooks
  • Sales Rank:8,768
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:304
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
  • Dimensions (in):2.1 x 3.2 x 0.3
  • Publication Date:April 24, 1998
  • ISBN:0060995068
  • EAN:9780060995065
  • ASIN:0060995068
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
The shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews.
Amazon.com Review
Shocking as it is, this book--a crucial source of original research used for the bestseller Hitler's Willing Executioners--gives evidence to suggest the opposite conclusion: that the sad-sack German draftees who perpetrated much of the Holocaust were not expressing some uniquely Germanic evil, but that they were average men comparable to the run of humanity, twisted by historical forces into inhuman shapes. Browning, a thorough historian who lets no one off the moral hook nor fails to weigh any contributing factor--cowardice, ideological indoctrination, loyalty to the battalion, and reluctance to force the others to bear more than their share of what each viewed as an excruciating duty--interviewed hundreds of the killers, who simply could not explain how they had sunken into savagery under Hitler. A good book to read along with Ron Rosenbaum's comparably excellent study Explaining Hitler. --Tim Appelo

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