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The SS Dirlewanger Brigade: The History of the Black Hunters

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"An important look at the singularity of Nazi barbarism." -L'Humanite The Dirlewanger Brigade was an anti-partisan unit of the Nazi army, reporting directly to Heinrich Himmler. The first members of the brigade were mostly poachers who were released from prisons and concentration camps and who were believed to have the skills necessary for hunting down and capturing partis ...more
ebook, 208 pages
Published June 17th 2013 by Skyhorse Publishing (first published September 21st 2009)
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Michael Flanagan
Mar 15, 2012 Michael Flanagan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ww-2
The Black Hunters the worse of the SS and this book exams the myth and facts of this group. A great read but not one for the casual history reader. The authors examination and analyses of the facts are very interesting and insightful.
Oct 23, 2011 Karl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, non-fiction, war
Ta książka to coś więcej niż kolejna nudna monografia kolejnej jednostki wojskowej, nawet jeżeli ta jednostka jest jedną z najbardziej skurwysyńskich w jednej z najbardziej skurwysyńskich wojen. Wśród opisów masakr i mordów autor snuje antropologiczne i socjologiczne rozważania opisujące dlaczego właśnie myśliwi stanowili znakomity materiał do tego rodzaju oddziału, jak ich przeszłość i okrucieństwo okazywane zwierzętom łatwo przeniosły się na ludzi, ale też jak powojenne społeczeństwo niemiecki ...more
Before coming across this book in the local bookstore, Dirlewanger meant just the name of Swedish rock band to me. I was really surprised to learn that the Nazis deployed criminals and even Anti-Fascists in the murder squads on the Eastern front. Overall, this was a good book. There were just a couple of chapters that sucked - those, trying to prove a connection between the German hunting tradition and the dealings of the Dirlewanger squads.
Jim Stennett
A bit disappointing. Too much psychohistory. Author seems determined to prove this infamous group was no worse than other SS. Hard to believe when even other SS thought they were over the top with their brutality.
Cezary Wojcik

Ciekawa książka, ale brakowało mi map i zdjęć. Poza tym, autor ma fiksację na punkcie porównywania zbrodniczej działalności tej jednostki do działań łowieckich. To filozofowanie jest nudne.
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