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The Resource Marching into darkness : the Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus, Waitman Wade Beorn

Marching into darkness : the Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus, Waitman Wade Beorn

Label
Marching into darkness : the Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus
Title
Marching into darkness
Title remainder
the Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus
Statement of responsibility
Waitman Wade Beorn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On October 10, 1941, the entire Jewish population of the Belarusian village of Krucha was rounded up and shot. While Nazi death squads routinely carried out mass executions on the Eastern Front, this particular atrocity was not the work of the SS but was committed by a regular German army unit acting on its own initiative. Marching into Darkness is a bone-chilling expose of the ordinary footsoldiers who participated in the Final Solution on a daily basis. Although scholars have exploded the myth that the Wehrmacht played no significant part in the Holocaust, a concrete picture of its involvement at the local level has been lacking. Among the crimes Waitman Wade Beorn unearths are forced labor, sexual violence, and graverobbing, though a few soldiers refused to participate and even helped Jews. By meticulously reconstructing the German army's activities in Belarus in 1941, Marching into Darkness reveals in stark detail how the army willingly fulfilled its role as an agent of murder on a massive scale. Early efforts at improvised extermination progressively became much more methodical, with some army units going so far as to organize "Jew hunts." Beorn also demonstrates how the Wehrmacht used the pretense of anti-partisan warfare as a subterfuge by reporting murdered Jews as partisans. Through archival research into military and legal records, survivor testimonies, and eyewitness interviews, Beorn paints a searing portrait of a professional army's descent into ever more intimate participation in genocide." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beorn, Waitman Wade
Dewey number
940.53/1809478
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.B38
LC item number
B46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Germany
  • Belarus
  • Belarus
  • German Occupation of Belarus (1941-1944)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Armed Forces
  • Atrocities
  • Jews
  • Social history
  • Belarus
  • Germany
Label
Marching into darkness : the Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus, Waitman Wade Beorn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The deadliest place on earth -- A weapon of mass destruction -- Improvised murder in Krupki -- Mogilev and the deliberate targeting of Jews -- An evil seed is sown -- Making genocide routine -- The golden pheasant and the brewer -- Hunting Jews in Szczuczyn -- Endgame
Control code
840460724
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780674725508
Lccn
2013014774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)840460724
Label
Marching into darkness : the Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus, Waitman Wade Beorn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The deadliest place on earth -- A weapon of mass destruction -- Improvised murder in Krupki -- Mogilev and the deliberate targeting of Jews -- An evil seed is sown -- Making genocide routine -- The golden pheasant and the brewer -- Hunting Jews in Szczuczyn -- Endgame
Control code
840460724
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
314 pages
Isbn
9780674725508
Lccn
2013014774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)840460724

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