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100 1  Fulbrook, Mary,|d1951-|0
245 12 A small town near Auschwitz :|bordinary Nazis and the 
       Holocaust /|cMary Fulbrook. 
250    1st ed. 
264  1 Oxford :|bOxford University Press,|c2012. 
300    xvii, 421 pages :|billustrations, maps ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-403) and 
505 0  Legacies of violence -- Bedzin before 1939 -- The makings 
       of a Nazi Landrat -- An early question of violence -- 
       'Only administration' -- Means of survival -- Escalation, 
       1941-1942 -- Towards extermination -- The deportation of 
       August 1942 -- Ghettoization for the 'final solution' -- 
       Final thresholds -- Afterwards and after-words. 
520    The Silesian town of Bedzin lies a mere twenty-five miles 
       from Auschwitz. Through its linked ghettos and that of its
       neighboring town, some 85,000 Jews passed on their way to 
       slave labor or the gas chambers. The principal civilian 
       administrator of Bedzin, Udo Klausa, was a happily married
       family man. He was also responsible for implementing Nazi 
       policies towards the Jews in his area - inhumane processes
       that were the precursors of genocide. Yet he later claimed,
       like so many other Germans after the war, that he had 
       'known nothing about it.' This book re-creates Udo 
       Klausa's story. Using a wealth of personal letters, 
       memoirs, testimonies, interviews and other sources, the 
       author pieces together his role in the unfolding 
       stigmatization and degradation of the Jews under his 
       authority, as well as the heroic attempts at resistance on
       the part of some of his victims. Portrayed is a 
       fascinating insight into the inner conflicts of a Nazi 
       functionary who, throughout, considered himself a 'decent'
       man. She also explores the conflicting memories and 
       evasions of his life after the war. But the book is much 
       more than a portrayal of an individual man. Udo Klausa's 
       case is so important because it is in many ways so 
       typical. Behind Klausa's story is the larger story of how 
       countless local functionaries across the Third Reich 
       facilitated the murderous plans of a relatively small 
       number among the Nazi elite - and of how those plans could
       never have been realized, on the same scale, without the 
       diligent cooperation of these generally very ordinary 
       administrators. As the author shows, men like Klausa 
       'knew' and yet mostly suppressed this knowledge, 
       performing their day jobs without apparent recognition of 
       their own role in the system, or any sense of personal 
       wrongdoing or remorse - either before or after 1945. This 
       account is no ordinary historical reconstruction. For the 
       author did not discover Udo Klausa amongst the archives, 
       she has known the Klausa family all her life. She had no 
       inkling of her subject's true role in the Third Reich 
       until a few years ago, a discovery that led directly to 
       this inescapably personal professional history. 
561    Gift of Paul and Mary Haas. 
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650  0 Jews|xPersecutions|zPoland|0
       authorities/names/n83168158-781|vPersonal narratives.
650  0 Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)|xMoral and ethical aspects.
650  0 Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)|xPsychological aspects.
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