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Hitler's willing executioners : ordinary Germans and the Holocaust

Author: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2002, ©1996.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
ISBN: 0679446958 9780679446958
OCLC Number: 57677618
Description: x, 622 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Reconceiving central aspects of the Holocaust --
pt. 1. Understanding German antisemitism : the eliminationist mind-set --
ch. 1. Recasting the view of antisemitism : a framework for analysis --
ch. 2. The evolution of eliminationist antisemitism in modern Germany --
ch. 3. Eliminationist antisemitism : the "common sense" of German society during the Nazi period --
pt. 2. The eliminationist program and institutions --
ch. 4. The Nazis' assault on the Jews : Its character and evolution --
ch. 5. The agents and machinery of destruction --
pt. 3. Police battalions : ordinary Germans, willing killers --
ch. 6. Police battalions : agents of genocide --
ch. 7. Police Battalion 101: the men's deeds --
ch. 8. Police battalion 101: assessing the men's motives --
ch. 9. Police battalions : lives, killings, and motives --
pt. 4. Jewish "work" is annihilation --
ch. 10. The sources and pattern of Jewish "work" during the Nazi period --
ch. 11. Life in the "work" camps --
ch. 12. Work and death. pt. 5. Death marches : to the final days --
ch. 13. The deadly way --
ch. 14. Marching to what end? --
pt. 6. eliminationist antisemitism ordinary Germans, willing executioners --
ch. 15. Explaining the perpetrators' actions : assessing the competing explanations --
ch. 16. Eliminationist antisemitism as genocidal motivation --
Epilogue : the Nazi German revolution --
Appendix 1 : a note on method --
Appendix 2 : schematization of the dominant beliefs in Germany about Jews, the mentally ill, and Slavs --
Pseudonyms --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index --
Photographic credits.
Responsibility: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen.
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