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

Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland
Ordinary Men Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland
Author: Christopher R. Browning
ISBN-13: 9780060995065
ISBN-10: 0060995068
Publication Date: 3/17/1993
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland on + 132 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
The author addresses the question of how 'ordinary men' turn into killers by looking closely at the well-documented actions of one reserve police battalion in bringing Hitler's Final Solution to the villages of Poland. Interesting interpretation, well-documented, a different and more focused examination of the subject.
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Helpful Score: 6
How regular cops and kids become murderers. They weren't monsters, they weren't madmen, they were 'just guys doing a job'. To explain is not to excuse and the understand is not to forgive, as the forward to the book puts it. Chilling.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a very interesting WWII book. The most curious thing comes from the title Ordinary Men. It is common to read in Nazi stories that a soldier "was simply following orders." Yet these men were policemen, and the people they were inflicting were neighbors. If you read this book you will gain a better insight into the mores of the times.