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Soldiers of Evil by Tom Segev
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May 17, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: holocaust
Recommended for: holocaust readers, holocaust researchers

This book is only for anyone interested in the personal details of the various concentration camp commanders, that's it. There are no debates on the nature of their behavior, their personalities, their actions or anything - its simply details about them as men.
You'd think this'd mean its a boring book. Well, personally, it is, but that's besides the point. Unlike the book's name, this is the one point which completely clears "evil"'s name as the main thing to blame in such a horrid crime against nature and humanity the holocaust was. You won't find a monster in this book because these men were not monsters, they did what they did not because they were evil, or wrong, or mentally "broken"; they did it because they believed what they were doing was right and couldn't see the wrong they were doing , and that is the real evil of humanity and of their actions.

Highly recommended and a way to learn a lesson and teach one.
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January 1, 2005 – Finished Reading
May 17, 2008 – Shelved
May 17, 2008 – Shelved as: holocaust

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