Eichmann's Men

Eichmann's Men

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Hans Safrian
Cambridge University Press, 6/3/2010
EAN 9780521617260, ISBN10: 052161726X

Paperback, 328 pages, 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.7 cm
Language: English

More than sixty years after the advent of the National Socialist genocides, the question still remains: how could a state-sponsored terror that took the lives of millions of men, women, and children, persecuted as Jews or Gypsies, happen? Now available in English, Hans Safrian's path-breaking work on Adolf Eichmann and his Nazi helpers chronicles the escalation of Nazi anti-Semitic policies beginning in 1933 and during World War II to the 'final solution'. This book examines a central group of National Socialist perpetrators who expelled German, Austrian, and Czech Jews from their homelands and deported massive numbers of them to the ghettos, concentration camps, and killing centers of occupied Eastern Europe. Safrian reconstructs the 'careers' of Eichmann and his men in connection with the implementation of racial policies, particularly the gradual marginalization of their victims and the escalation from stigmatization, divestment, and segregation to deportation, forced labor, and, finally, mass murder.

1. Eichmann and the development of the Vienna model
2. An unsuccessful start
the deportations to Nisko on the River San
3. The development and initial activities of Referat IV D 4
4. 1941
from expulsion to mass murder
5. 1941
controversies over the deportations to the occupied areas of the Soviet Union
6. 1942
the establishment of the genocide program
7. 1942
collaboration and deportations
8. The destruction of the Jewish community of Salonika
the cooperation of the SS and Wehrmacht
9. 1943–4
manhunts in France and Greece
10. 1944–5
manhunts in Hungary and Slovakia
11. The post-war era.