And ‘Ordinary Men’ is about — Browning was interested in how the Nazis trained their — how they trained people to kill, basically. Holocaust propaganda that became history. 5437 words (22 pages) Essay. From highly respected field academic Gordon Martel, The World War Two Reader is a rare work that provides a complete and up-to-date overview of the recent historiography on World War Two. By Christopher R. Browning. The average age of these men is 39—too old for the military, this age group is still useful as policemen. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland is a nonfiction account of the genocidal journey of a police battalion conscripted into Hitler’s Final Solution, mostly from first-hand accounts of the men themselves (from their interrogations when they were put on trial in the 1960s). ... For example, propaganda in Nazi Europe and indoctrination of Argentinean soldiers to promote 'character, honour and pride' (Staub 2002:214). ‘ordinary men’ in the Holocaust with the aid of the scholarly work of Christopher Browning ... For a further exploration of the photography by soldiers and policemen capturing genocide in the Holocaust, read Wayne Morrison (2004), “Reflections ... ideological and … Illustrated. Th ey might perhaps have consisted of ordinary reserve police offi cers, but not simply of ' ordinary men ' , as Browning insinuates. An analysis of the largest such sample yet assembled, this article surveys the biographies of 1,581 men and women involved in Nazi genocide. Formed in Hamburg, it was deployed in September 1939 along with the Wehrmacht army in the invasion of Poland. 231 pp. Expanding Christopher Browning’s concept of ‘ordinary men,’ two traditional versions can be identified, variously positing perpetrators as ‘ordinary humans’ (subject to social dynamics) or ‘ordinary Germans’ (subject to cultural-ideological ORDINARY MEN Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. The term ‘genocide’ was coined by Raphael Lemkin as a response to the mass murder of Jews, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Romani, homosexuals and other minority demographics discriminated against and ultimately murdered on a mass scale in Nazi occupied Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. BROWNING Ordinary Men. ... a debate summarised by Matthäus as 'ordinary men vs. natural born killers' (1996:134). Reserve Police Battalion 101 And The Final Solution In Poland. Are Genocidal Perpetrators Ordinary Men or Ideological Monsters. New York: Aaron … Huge in scope, both geographically and thematically, this excellent reader examines twenty-one articles by some of the best known and most innovative scholars in the field. Reserve Police Battalion 101 (German: Reserve-Polizei-Bataillon 101) was in Nazi Germany a paramilitary formation of the uniformed police force known as Order Police (Ordnungspolizei, abbreviated as Orpo), operating under the leadership of the SS. The rest of the men seem to be very ordinary. The quantitative study of these perpetrators suggests that they resemble “Real Nazis” more than they do “Ordinary Germans.” About 25 percent are Nazis; six of them are Alte Kämpfer. Most come from the working or lower-middle classes. Johnny From Chapter 18 'Ordinary Men': "In his last book, The Drowned and the Saved, Primo Levi included an essay entitled “The Gray Zone,” perhaps his most p…more From Chapter 18 'Ordinary Men': "In his last book, The Drowned and the Saved, Primo Levi included an essay entitled “The Gray Zone,” perhaps his most profound and deeply disturbing reflection on the Holocaust. Very few belong to the middle class. Are Genocidal Perpetrators Ordinary Men or Ideological Monsters.