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

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Found 3 comments on Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland:

u/AllWoWNoSham · 7 pointsr/politics

It's really wild what people can do if just given the tiniest push, I think this might be one of the most interesting books I've ever read because it just illustrates how normal men can be prompted to kill other men, women and children or deport them to their deaths with basically mild suggestion that it's okay and a tiny bit of peer pressure.

This isn't even some milgram press a button and a person in another room screams level stuff, this is go to someone's house round them up in the town square then drive them out to the woods push them to the ground shoot them above the neck and then roll them into a giant pit of corpses filled with their friends and relatives either to lay there forever dead or to suffocate amongst their dead friends.

I mean how insane is that.

u/Irishfafnir · 6 pointsr/AskHistorians

Read the Browning book-Ordinary Men

it should answer most of your questions regarding the Einsatzgruppen

Read Sydnor's Book for Cooperation between the Waffen SS and the holocaust Soldiers of Destruction

u/bad88 · 1 pointr/GetMotivated

Part of me hopes I'd be the guy to volunteer to suffer before others - we can never truly tell until confronted. Again though, referring to my original question, I think it's reasonable to ask if somebody would think less of themselves knowing they would take the easier path where somebody else suffers in your place.

> Among the many things that led up to the holocaust wasn't that Germans were not eager enough to be broken on the wheel.

Can you clarify what you mean here? I think it's pretty hard to dispute that self preservation you describe would not have been a strong factor during wartime.

Anyone with an imagination must be able to realise that sleeping at night after having performed horrific things to others just to preserve yourself would be difficult. Perhaps more difficult that dying a torturous death.

Have you read a book called Ordinary Men? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ordinary-Men-Reserve-Battalion-Solution/dp/0141000422
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reserve_Police_Battalion_101