Hitler's Bureaucrats

    Hitler's Bureaucrats

    The Nazi Security Police and the Banality of Evil

    Yaacov Lozowick; Trans. Haim Watzman

    Continuum 2000

    Paperback 320pp

    9780826479181   Product Code: 92866

    Observing the trial of Eichmann, Hannah Arendt wrote of 'the banality of evil', which was the work, she argued, not of monsters but ordinary people unaware of the bigger picture. This book refutes that idea. Based on meticulous analysis of Nazi documents, it details the structure of the SS and the specific roles of individual officials in the 'Final Solution'. With chilling detachment, it demonstrates how each was fully aware of, and in total agreement with, the consequences of their actions.

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