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Ordinary Men by Christopher R. Browning
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Nov 15, 2011

really liked it

A narrative historical work, Browning illuminates the haunting realities behind the actual perpetrators of the holocaust. Focusing on the "ordinary men" who formed the bulk of the Nazi killing in occupied Poland, Browning retelling of events evokes sadness, while remaining objective on the nature of the killers. His ability to synchronize and retell chronological, real events is a skill I envy for my own writing. In such an effort, Browning seeks to understand the perpetrators of mass murder, rather than to damn them.

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