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Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

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Daniel Jonah Goldhagen


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in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
June 01, 1959

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Daniel Jonah Goldhagen is a controversial American author and former associate professor of political science and social studies at Harvard University. Goldhagen reached international attention and broad criticism as the author of two books about the Holocaust: Hitler's Willing Executioners (1996) and A Moral Reckoning (2002). He is also the author of Worse Than War (2009), which examines the phenomenon of genocide.

"The book [Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust] sparked controversy in the press and academic circles. Some historians have characterized its reception as an extension of the Historikerstreit, the German historiographical debate of the 1980s that sought to explain Nazi history. The book was a "publis
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Hitler's Willing Executione...

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Worse Than War: Genocide, E...

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The Devil That Never Dies: ...

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A Moral Reckoning: The Role...

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Peggio della guerra

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Briefe an Goldhagen

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Le Devoir de morale

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普通のドイツ人とホロコースト―ヒトラーの自発的死刑執行人たち

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“The conclusion of this book is that antisemitism moved many thousands of "ordinary" Germans— and would have moved millions more, had they been appropriately positioned—to slaughter Jews. Not economic hardship, not the coercive means of a totalitarian state, not social psychological pressure, not invariable psychological propensities, but ideas about Jews that were pervasive in Germany, and had been for decades, induced ordinary Germans to kill unarmed, defenseless Jewish men, women, and children by the thousands, systematically and without pity.”
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust

“Interpreters of this period make a grave error by refusing to believe that people could slaughter whole populations—especially populations that are by any objective evaluation not threatening—out of conviction. Why persist in the belief that "ordinary" people could not possibly sanction, let alone partake in wholesale human slaughter? The historical record, from ancient times to the present, amply testifies to the ease with which people can extinguish the lives of others, and even take joy in their deaths.34”
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust



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