Ordinary Men : Reserve Police Battalion 11 and the Final Solution in Poland

Description

Ordinary Men has been admired all over the world and is now published in the UK for the first time. It takes as its basis the detailed records of one squad from the Nazis' extermination groups and explores in detail its composition, its actions, andthe methods by which it was trained to perform acts of genocide on an industrial scale. He introduces us to cheerful, friendly, ordinary men who killed without hesitation or apparent remorse for years on end, in docile obedience to an authority theyhappily accepted as legitimate. It is a valuable corrective to the idea of German uniqueness and offers a much more chilling picture of human beings as avidly suggestible and desperate for an organising purpose in their lives, however disgusting.

Details

Author(s)
Christopher R. Browning
Format
Paperback | 304 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 17mm | 224g
Publication date
01 Sep 2005
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
2 maps, 8pp b&w illustrations
ISBN10
0141000422
ISBN13
9780141000428
Bestsellers rank
2,746