Controlled Escalation: Himmler’s Men in the Summer of 1941 and the Holocaust in the Occupied Soviet Territories

  title={Controlled Escalation: Himmler’s Men in the Summer of 1941 and the Holocaust in the Occupied Soviet Territories},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Matth{\"a}us},
  journal={Holocaust and Genocide Studies},
  pages={218 - 242}
  • J. Matthäus
  • Published 20 August 2007
  • Art
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Most scholars who study Holocaust perpetrators have invested more energy in discussing the role of the leadership in the centers of executive power than in investigating the actions of the killers in the field. Research on the latter has focused on identifying personal motives and collective attitudes; comparatively few insights are offered into the synergies between units and agencies or between center and periphery at a specific time. This article explores this interaction for the critical… 

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