Under the Shadow of the Swastika

The Moral Dilemmas of Resistance and Collaboration in Hitler’s Europe

  • Rab Bennett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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    Pages 1-22
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    Pages 23-42
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    Pages 43-67
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    Pages 68-97
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    Pages 269-291
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 292-318

About this book


This book is a study in the ethics of war. It is the only work which focuses on the moral dilemmas of resistance and collaboration in Nazi-occupied Europe, including a detailed examination of Jewish resistance. It presents a comprehensive guide to the harrowing ethical choices that confronted people in response to the German doctrine of collective responsibility: reprisal killings and hostage-taking. Also included: discussion of violations of the Laws of War (especially torture) by the resistance.


Adolf Hitler cities ethics Europe Judaism morality resistance

Authors and affiliations

  • Rab Bennett
    • 1
  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-39724-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50826-2
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