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Perpetrators and guards

Seminar questions:

How did Stangl become mass murderer?

How does he see his responsibility, and how do you see it, over the course of the book?

Discuss Stangl's perspective of the prisoners.

What was the role of Theresa Stangl?

Core readings:

Sereny, Into that Darkness: An Examination of Conscience (New York: Vintage Books, 1983), selection

Extended readings:

Marc Buggeln, Slave Labor in Nazi Concentration Camps (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Christopher Dillon, Dachau and the SS : a schooling in violence (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015).

Elissa Mailänder, Female SS Guards and Workaday Violence: The Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942-1944

(East Lansing, 2015).

Alexandra Przyrembel, Transfixed by an Image: Ilse Koch, the “Kommandeuse of Buchenwald,”’ German History, 19, 3, (July 2001), pp 369–399.

Wolfgang Sofsky, The Order of Terror, 2013 (as week before)

Nikolaus Wachsmann, KL, 2015. (as week before)