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Published: 26 September 2013

448 Pages | 15 black and white halftones, 4 maps


ISBN: 9780199679256

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A Small Town Near Auschwitz

Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust

Mary Fulbrook

  • The story of a small town near Auschwitz, its 'perfectly ordinary' local administrator, and his involvement in the Nazi persecution of the Jews
  • Shows how this typical Nazi functionary became involved in the unfolding stigmatization and degradation of the Jews under his authority
  • Combines the personal story of Udo Klausa with the wider story of the countless functionaries like him who made the Holocaust possible
  • Traces the conflicting memories and evasions of Klausa's later life after the war
  • Includes the poignant personal angle of an author whose mother was both a refugee from Nazi Germany and close friend of Klausa's wife

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