Ordinary People as Mass Murderers

Perpetrators in Comparative Perspectives

  • Olaf Jensen
  • Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann

Part of the The Holocaust and its Contexts book series (HOLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introductory Thoughts and Overview

    1. Olaf Jensen
      Pages 1-21
  3. Perpetrators of the Holocaust

  4. Female Perpetrators of the Holocaust

  5. Psychological and Sociological Approaches

  6. Perpetrators and Genocide

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 221-228

About this book


Since the 1990s scholars have focused heavily on the perpetrators of the Holocaust, and have presented a complex and diverse picture of perpetrators. This book provides a unique overview of the current state of research on perpetrators. The overall focus is on the key question that it still disputed: How do ordinary people become mass murderers?


Adolf Hitler Case Studies Genocide Glossar historiography Holocaust law National Socialism Third Reich

Editors and affiliations

  • Olaf Jensen
    • 1
  • Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Historical StudiesUniversity of LeicesterUK
  2. 2.Loughborough UniversityUK

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