2017, English, Book, Illustrated edition: Ordinary men : Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the final solution in Poland / Christopher R. Browning ; with a new afterword. Browning, Christopher R, (author.)

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Ordinary men : Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the final solution in Poland / Christopher R. Browning
 
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Edition
  • Revised edition.
Physical Description
  • 349 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
  • 1 online resource : illustrations, maps.
Published
  • New York Harper Perennial, 2017.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Ordinary men : Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the final solution in Poland /​ Christopher R. Browning ; with a new afterword.
Author
  • Browning, Christopher R, (author.)
Edition
  • Revised edition.
Published
  • New York Harper Perennial, 2017.
Copyright
  • ©2017.
Content Types
  • text
Carrier Types
  • volume
  • online resource
Physical Description
  • 349 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
  • 1 online resource : illustrations, maps.
Subjects
Summary
  • In the early hours of July 13, 1942, the men of Reserve Police Battalion 101, a unit of the German Order Police, entered the Polish Village of Józefów. They had arrived in Poland less than three weeks before, most of them recently drafted family men too old for combat service--workers, artisans, salesmen, and clerks. By nightfall, they had rounded up Józefów's 1,800 Jews, selected several hundred men as "work Jews," and shot the rest--that is, some 1,500 women, children, and old people. Most of these overage, rear-echelon reserve policemen had grown to maturity in the port city of Hamburg in pre-Hitler Germany and were neither committed Nazis nor racial fanatics. Nevertheless, in the sixteen months from the Józefów massacre to the brutal Erntefest ("harvest festival") slaughter of November 1943, these average men participated in the direct shooting deaths of at least 38,000 Jews and the deportation to Treblinka's gas chambers of 45,000 more--a total body count of 83,000 for a unit of less than 500 men. Drawing on postwar interrogations of 210 former members of the battalion, Christopher Browning lets them speak for themselves about their contribution to the Final Solution--what they did, what they thought, how they rationalized their behavior (one man would shoot only infants and children, to "release" them from their misery). In a sobering conclusion, Browning suggests that these good Germans were acting less out of deference to authority or fear of punishment than from motives as insidious as they are common: careerism and peer pressure. With its unflinching reconstruction of the battalion's murderous record and its painstaking attention to the social background and actions of individual men, this unique account offers some of the most powerful and disturbing evidence to date of the ordinary human capacity for extraordinary inhumanity.
Contents
  • One morning in Józefów
  • 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 muder : the Józefów massacre
  • Reflections on a massacre
  • Łomazy : the descent of Second Company
  • The August deportations to Treblinka
  • Late-September shootings
  • The deportations resume
  • The strange health of Captain Hoffmann
  • The "Jew hunt"
  • The last massacres : "Harvest festival"
  • Aftermath
  • Germans, Poles, and Jews
  • Ordinary men.
Notes
  • "Aaron Asher books."
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-331) and index.
Other Form
  • Print version Browning, Christopher R. Ordinary men. Revised edition. New York : Harper Perennial, 2017 9780062303028
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9780062303028
  • 0062303023
  • 9780062303035
  • 0062303031
Dewey Number
  • 940.53/​18
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