Ordinary People as Mass Murderers: Perpetrators in by Olaf Jensen, Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann

By Olaf Jensen, Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann

Because the Nineties students have concentrated seriously at the perpetrators of the Holocaust, and feature provided a fancy and heterogeneous photograph of perpetrators. This ebook presents a special assessment of the present country of study on perpetrators. Contributions strategy the subject from quite a few services (history, gender, sociology, psychology, legislations, comparative genocide), and handle numerous unresolved questions. the final concentration is at the key query that it nonetheless disputed: How do usual humans turn into mass murderers?

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107–8, emphasis in the original. 46. , 119. 47. ; see also Joanna Burke, An Intimate History of Killing: Face-to-Face Killing in Twentieth-Century Warfare (New York, 1999). 48. Frank, T¨oten, 188ff. 49. , 196. 50. See, for example, G¨ otz Aly, Hitlers Volksstaat. Raub, Rassenkrieg und nationaler Sozialismus (Frankfurt/Main, 2005). 51. Frank, T¨oten, 203; see also Staub, Roots of Evil, 244ff. 52. Frank, T¨oten, 266. 53. , 267. Introductory Thoughts and Overview 21 54. J. 55. See, for example, Leonard S.

54 Chapter overview We believe that the structure and contents of this volume on perpetrators in comparative perspective are unique and innovative. 55 However, our impression is that they Introductory Thoughts and Overview 13 are still very much divided into separate fields and professions, whereas an interdisciplinary approach is needed. Following the approach in Hilberg’s and Browning’s work, this volume tries to focus on the acting individual and less on the overall structure of genocides or the desk murderers.

The first step opens the door to a potential, last, formerly unimaginable step and could lead to genocide and mass killing. Part IV: Perpetrators and Genocide Donald Bloxham’s chapter on ‘The Organisation of Genocide’ focuses in a comparative and contrasting perspective on the Armenian genocide, which is described in detail, and the Holocaust. He follows the question of how it was possible to incorporate people into genocidal processes who were previously outside the ‘circles of ideologues and leaders’ and who were not necessarily influenced by the underlying ideology.

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