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Marching into Darkness

The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674725508

Publication Date: 01/06/2014

Short

336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

19 halftones, 2 maps, 3 graphs

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With a level of detail that is chilling to the bone, Beorn demonstrates that during the first phase of the war with the Soviet Union, a time when Germans were euphoric about their results on the front, every single Wehrmacht unit in Belarus contained a core group of men who could be counted on to murder Jews. Marching into Darkness convincingly shows how and why these atrocities could occur. A major contribution.—Karel C. Berkhoff, author of Motherland in Danger: Soviet Propaganda during World War II

Beorn’s meticulously researched work confronts us with Nazi crimes, up close, as they happened. It allows us to see the choices that were available to the perpetrators, and the process by which many ordinary German soldiers gradually turned into willing criminals. In this way, it helps us to understand how such crimes were possible.—Geoffrey P. Megargee, author of War of Annihilation: Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941

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