Download Audiobook Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher R. Browning in English

Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

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“A exceptional – and singularly chilling – glimpse of human conduct…This meticulously researched e book…represents a serious contribution to the literature of the Holocaust.” (Newsweek)Now accessible in audio for the primary time, Christopher R. Browning’s surprising account of how a unit of common middle-aged Germans turned the cold-blooded murderers of tens of 1000’s of Jews – now with a brand new afterword and extra pictures. Abnormal Males is the true story of Reserve Police Battalion 101 of the German Order Police, which was liable for mass shootings in addition to round-ups of Jewish folks for deportation to Nazi demise camps in Poland in 1942. Browning argues that many of the males of RPB 101 weren’t fanatical Nazis however, fairly, extraordinary middle-aged, working-class males who dedicated these atrocities out of a combination of motives, together with the group dynamics of conformity, deference to authority, function adaptation, and the altering of ethical norms to justify their actions. In a short time three teams emerged throughout the battalion: a core of keen killers, a plurality who carried out their duties reliably however with out initiative, and a small minority who evaded participation within the acts of killing with out diminishing the murderous effectivity of the battalion in any way. Whereas this e book discusses a selected Reserve Unit throughout WWII, the overall argument Browning makes is that most individuals succumb to the pressures of a bunch setting and commit actions they might by no means do of their very own volition.  Abnormal Males is a strong, chilling, and essential work with themes and arguments that continue to resonate right this moment.  PLEASE NOTE: If you buy this title, the accompanying PDF shall be accessible in your Audible Library together with the audio.

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