The volume reproduces a set of recently-published articles demonstrating the embeddedness of Nazi genocide and other crimes against humanity in a German society that was haunted by practices of denunciation. Far from being an inexplicable invasion of evil into otherwise sound German society, the genocide and other crimes against humanity were committed not merely by members of SS organizations but by common people, civilians and military men alike, within Germany as well as in occupied territories, during the late 1930s and World War II. Although analyzing the past, the book also seeks contribute to current debates on the causes of genocide and other crimes against humanity.



part I|2 pages

The SS-State

part II|2 pages

Elimination of Privacy

part III|2 pages

Moulding Future Generations through Sports and Youth Organizations

part IV|2 pages

Economic Organization and the War: Plundering Jewish Property and Enforcing Slave Labour

part V|2 pages

Abuse of Science

chapter [11]|20 pages

Medicine, Male Bonding and Homosexuality in Nazi Germany

ByHarry Oosterhuis

chapter [12]|18 pages

Assessing Neuropathological Research carried out on Victims of the ‘Euthanasia’ Programme

With two Lists of Publications from Institutes in Berlin, Munich and Hamburg
ByJürgen Peiffer

part VI|2 pages

Preparing the Holocaust

part VII|2 pages

Implementing the Holocaust

part VIII|2 pages

Knowing and Remembering the Holocaust