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Hitler's Bureaucrats: The Nazi Security Police and the Banality of Evil

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As director of the archives at Yad Vasham, Yaacov Lozowick has had ample opportunity to reflect on Arendt's much-discussed thesis, and he refutes it conclusively in Hitler's Bureaucrats, demonstrating beyond a shadow of a doubt that Eichmann and his colleagues sincerely believed Jews to be subhuman and conspired with malice aforethought to wipe them off the face of the earth. Considered solely as a piece of historical scholarship, Hitler's Bureaucrats is an impeccable piece of work... It is his moral analysis of the 'banality of evil' argument that lay readers will find most compelling."--Book Magazine, July/August 2002 As a perpetuator of the Final Solution, Adolf Eichmann stands alongside Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler as one of history's most notorious murderers, yet ever since Hannah Arendt's seminal book, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, there has been disagreement about the essence of Eichmann and, by extension, about the definition of evil action. Was he a human monster or a petty bureaucrat? To what degree did the totalitarian organization to which he belonged absolve him and his staff from individual choice and responsibility for atrocities? Hitler's Bureaucrats looks at the words and actions of Eichmann. It claims that Hannah Arendt's thesis about the banality of evil was wrong. In chilling detail, it presents a group of people completely aware of what they were doing, people with high ideological motivation, people of initiative and dexterity who contributed far beyond what was necessary.

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Based on thorough archival research, this text provides a re-examination of the role of the Berlin bureaucrats in engineering the Holocaust. This research demishes the argument that Eichmann and his followers were only "following orders".

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For many, the name of Adolf Eichmann is synonymous with the Nazi murder of six million Jews. As a perpetuator of the Final Solution he stands alongside Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler as one of history's most notorious murderers, yet ever since Hannah Arendt's seminal book, "Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil", there has been disagreement about the essence of Eichmann and by extension, about the definition of evil action. Was he a human monster or a petty bureaucrat? To what degree did the totalitarian organization to which he belonged absolve him and his staff from individual choice and responsibility for atrocities? This title looks at the words and actions of Eichmann and the bureaucrats he worked with in Berlin and throughout the more significant Gestapo offices in Western Europe. It claims that Hannah Arendt's thesis about the banality of evil was wrong. In chilling detail, it presents a group of people completely aware of what they were doing, people with high ideological motivation, people of initiative and dexterity who contributed far beyond what was necessary. While most of these bureaucrats sat behind desks rather than behind machine guns, there was nothing banal about the role they played in the destruction of European Jewry>

Table of Contents

Preface to the English EditionArchival SourcesTables and Charts of SS OrganizationIntroduction1. From Theory to Practice: 1933-19382. Documents in the Bureaucratic System3. Toward the Final Solution4. Executing the Final Solution in Germany5. Holland6. France7. Hungary8. Conclusion: Listening to the Screams

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826465375
Author:
Lozowick, Yaacov
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
General Political Science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.17 x 6.36 x 0.94 in

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"Synopsis" by , Based on thorough archival research, this text provides a re-examination of the role of the Berlin bureaucrats in engineering the Holocaust. This research demishes the argument that Eichmann and his followers were only "following orders".
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For many, the name of Adolf Eichmann is synonymous with the Nazi murder of six million Jews. As a perpetuator of the Final Solution he stands alongside Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler as one of history's most notorious murderers, yet ever since Hannah Arendt's seminal book, "Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil", there has been disagreement about the essence of Eichmann and by extension, about the definition of evil action. Was he a human monster or a petty bureaucrat? To what degree did the totalitarian organization to which he belonged absolve him and his staff from individual choice and responsibility for atrocities? This title looks at the words and actions of Eichmann and the bureaucrats he worked with in Berlin and throughout the more significant Gestapo offices in Western Europe. It claims that Hannah Arendt's thesis about the banality of evil was wrong. In chilling detail, it presents a group of people completely aware of what they were doing, people with high ideological motivation, people of initiative and dexterity who contributed far beyond what was necessary. While most of these bureaucrats sat behind desks rather than behind machine guns, there was nothing banal about the role they played in the destruction of European Jewry>
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