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Hitler's willing executioners : ordinary germans and the holocaust

Author: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
Publisher: London : Abacus, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of German society and its ingrained anti-semitism that demands a fundamental revision of our thinking about the years 1933-1945. The author aims to show that the perpetrators of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
ISBN: 0349107866 9780349107868
OCLC Number: 38535222
Description: xiv, 634 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: Reconceiving central aspects of the Holocaust --
Part one: Understanding German antisemitism: the eliminationist mind-set (1. Recasting the view of antisemitism: a framework of analysis ; 2. The evolution of eliminationist antisemitism in modern Germany ; 3. Eliminationist antisemitism: the "common sense" of German society during the Nazi period) --
Part two: The elimination program and institutions (4. The Nazis' assault on the Jews: its character and evolution ; 5. The agents and machinery of destruction) --
Part three: Police battalions: ordinary Germans, willing killers (6. Police battalions: agents of genocide ; 7. Police battalion 101: the mens' deeds ; 8. Police battalion 101: assessing the men's motives ; 9. Police battalion: lives, killings, and motives). Part four: Jewish "work" is annihilation (10. The sources and pattern of Jewish "work" during the Nazi period ; 11. Life in the "work" camps ; 12. Work and death) --
Part five: Death marches: to the final days (13. The deadly way ; 14. Marching to what end?) --
Part six: Eliminationist antisemitism, ordinary Germans, willing executioners (15. Explaining the petrpetrators' actions: assessing the competring explanations ; 16. Eliminationist antisemitism as genocidal motivation) --
Epilogue: The Nazi German revolution --
Afterword to the Abacus edition --
Appendix 1: A note on method --
Appendix 2: Schematization of the dominant beliefs in Germany about Jews, the mentally ill, and Slavs --
Appendix 3: Foreword to the German edition.
Responsibility: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen.

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