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Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
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Vintage (January 28, 1997)
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Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust is a 1996 book by American writer Daniel Goldhagen, in which he argues that the vast majority of ordinary Germans were "willing executioners" in the Holocaust because o. .

Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust is a 1996 book by American writer Daniel Goldhagen, in which he argues that the vast majority of ordinary Germans were "willing executioners" in the Holocaust because of a unique and virulent "eliminationist antisemitism" in German political culture which had developed in the preceding centuries

Hitler's Willing Executioner's is an original, indeed brilliant contribution to th.After publication of this book in Germany, in 1997 Daniel Johan Goldhagen won the highly prestigious Democracy Prize

Hitler's Willing Executioner's is an original, indeed brilliant contribution to th.literature on the Holocaust. A model of moral and scholarly integrity. -Philadelphia Inquirer. After publication of this book in Germany, in 1997 Daniel Johan Goldhagen won the highly prestigious Democracy Prize. He is the author of A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair.

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Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans. Willing Executioners betrays precisely those standards of scholarly accu. racy and the unbiased pursuit of truth which should be the indispensable

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Hitler's Willing Executioners provides conclusive evidence that the extermination of European Jewry engaged the energies and enthusiasm of tens of thousands of ordinary Germans

Hitler's Willing Executioners provides conclusive evidence that the extermination of European Jewry engaged the energies and enthusiasm of tens of thousands of ordinary Germans. Goldhagen reconstructs the climate of "eliminationist anti-Semitism" that made Hitler's pursuit of his genocidal goals possible and the radical persecution of the Jews during the 1930s popular

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New York Synopsis – Hitler’s Willing Executioners is a work that may change our understanding of the Holocaust and of Germany during the Nazi period.

New York Synopsis – Hitler’s Willing Executioners is a work that may change our understanding of the Holocaust and of Germany during the Nazi period. Drawing on materials either unexplored or neglected by previous scholars, Goldhagen presents new evidence to show that many beliefs about the killers are fallacies

Daniel Jonah Goldhagen has revisited a question that history has come to treat as settled, and his .

That question is: "How could the Holocaust happen?" His own response is a new exploration of those who carried out the Holocaust and of German society and its ingrained anti-semitism - and it demands a fundamental revision of our thinking about the years 1933-1945.

After reading Hitler’s Willing Executioners, we understood both what it attempted to prove and the importance of its provocative argument

This groundbreaking international bestseller lays to rest many myths about the Holocaust: that Germans were ignorant of the mass destruction of Jews, that the killers were all SS men, and that those who slaughtered Jews did so reluctantly. Hitler's Willing Executioners provides conclusive evidence that the extermination of European Jewry engaged the energies and enthusiasm of tens of thousands of ordinary Germans. Goldhagen reconstructs the climate of "eliminationist anti-Semitism" that made Hitler's pursuit of his genocidal goals possible and the radical persecution of the Jews during the 1930s popular. Drawing on a wealth of unused archival materials, principally the testimony of the killers themselves, Goldhagen takes us into the killing fields where Germans voluntarily hunted Jews like animals, tortured them wantonly, and then posed cheerfully for snapshots with their victims. From mobile killing units, to the camps, to the death marches, Goldhagen shows how ordinary Germans, nurtured in a society where Jews were seen as unalterable evil and dangerous, willingly followed their beliefs to their logical conclusion."Hitler's Willing Executioner's is an original, indeed brilliant contribution to the...literature on the Holocaust."--New York Review of Books"The most important book ever published about the Holocaust...Eloquently written, meticulously documented, impassioned...A model of moral and scholarly integrity."--Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Kerdana
I finally got around to reading this book. I'm not Jewish but have many Jewish friends and even after extensive reading, I couldn't get my head around the holocaust. I was born in Britain in 1948 and grew up in the fifties when virtually every adult suffered from some level of post traumatic stress. No adult talked about the holocaust and gratuitous low-grade anti-semitism was endemic in Britain at that time. In 1963 I worked in a hotel kitchen in Switzerland with husband and wife hotel owners who clearly had been and still were Nazis. They wouldn't talk about it. I visited Eastern Europe in 1967 with a guy who'd liberated Belsen. He didn't talk about it either.

I visited Auschwitz in 2012 and spent most of a day there with a Polish friend and a Polish guide. Very shocking. Emetic in fact; but I still didn't understand it

However, having read this book, I now understand it. I read it and all the pieces and from that prior extensive reading fell into place. This was especially true of the end of the book, where several analytic comments hit home.

The critics who think that Goldhagen says that this was a purely German phenomenon didn't read the book carefully. Eliminationist racism rears its ugly head in many parts of the world today with depressing regularity. Mindless Islamophobia is a striking example.

Strangely, although racism is alive and well in the world in 2016, race itself is a complete myth. Human traits do run in certain genetically related populations (sickle cell disease or pseudocholinesterase deficiency for example) but humans are less dissimilar from each other than dogs and cats are. They come in all shapes and sizes and levels of ability. Intelligence, educability, moral development and cleverness are more or less randomly distributed. I am a physician and a scholar and can reference everything I'm saying from other sources

Judaism is simply a religion. It was the leading monotheistic religion in the Roman Empire immediately before the conversion of Constantine. The residual Jews tended to be those at the periphery of the Empire who for one reason or another dug their heels in when the imperial command to convert eventually reached them.

I highly recommend a thorough reading and understanding of this book to anyone who wants to understand the holocaust or wants to prevent future genocides.
  • Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
There is no shortage of opinion on Daniel Jonah Goldhagen’s Hitler’s Willing Executioners. I think that it’s a hard book for a lot of people to stomach because no one wants to think that people who might be neighbors and friends could be genocidal killers. Goldhagen does not say that every German physically committed mass murder, but that decades of anti-Jewish propaganda coupled with a leader willing to sanction such a brutal enterprise gave average German citizens the ability and opportunity to become killers.

This is not a case made lightly. Goldhagen lays out everything in exhausting detail. When he’s speaking of ordinary Germans, he is generally speaking of the police battalions that were not highly trained and significantly older than the SS and hardcore of Nazi supporters in that these could’ve represented any German. He spends for less time, though he does spend some talking about how ordinary German citizens helped or at least didn’t stop German police actions.

Now for the downside, Hitler’s Willing Executioners was Goldhagen’s doctoral dissertation I believe and frankly it reads like it. He repeats himself in several places clobbering the reader over the head with the central themes and ideas. This book probably could’ve lost 20-50 pages and gotten the point across in more clear and concise manner. I found myself drifting in and out of engagement with this book due to the repetition and could definitely see those people not accustomed to academic writing not making it beyond the dense explanatory first chapters.
  • Marilbine
The horrible, the inescapable truth is marshaled into the forefront by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen in this incredible book. Suffice it to say that Worse Than War, published 15 years later, deserves the same careful attention and admiration as Hitler's Willing Executioners.

Truth for the Jewish victims and survivors of the Holocaust is not at the bottom of some bottomless well. In this kind of revelation there is hope, dim indeed, but still there.
  • AnnyMars
This was much more tedious to read than most other books on the subject I've read. It was written as I imagine a PhD paper is - rather terse and overwhelmed by repeating the thesis over and over again, in slightly different ways. I think that the book paints all Germans as complicit in the Holocaust, and while many were in some way - it rather ignores those who helped Jews at great risk to themselves. It's a very one sided viewpoint.
The book looks at historical antisemitism, and how easily a large number of the Germans were able to use their long term hatred of Jews to kill without remorse. I found parts of this well done, but repetitive as presented.
  • Ndav
Very thorough investigation of the influences that gave rise to the Jewish pogrom in Germany. As a human race, we haven't come very far.
  • Yahm
In its genius, truth and humanity it gives voice to the victims and their descendants. It also reconfirms the decency of the human endeavor in the face of unimaginable horror inflicted by the Nazis, the fascists, their European collaborators and the legions of 'willing executioners'