Securing Hitler's Lebensraum: The Luftwaffe and Białowieża Forest, 1942–1944

@article{Blood2010SecuringHL,
  title={Securing Hitler's Lebensraum: The Luftwaffe and Białowieża Forest, 1942–1944},
  author={Philip Blood},
  journal={Holocaust and Genocide Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={24},
  pages={247 - 272}
}
  • Philip Blood
  • Published 14 August 2010
  • History
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies
The records of a German air force security battalion operating in the primeval forest of Białowieża (Eastern Poland) open a window onto Nazi colonization policy and the Holocaust. Using the battalion's documentation from the period 1942–1944, the author argues that Nazi Bandenbekämpfung (banditry-combating) was central to Hitler's occupation in the East after the first wave of killings in the summer of 1941. The continued killings by Luftwaffe forces implicate German troops long assumed not to… 

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