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'the Good Old Days': The Holocaust as Seen by Its Perpetrators and Bystanders Chapter Summary & Analysis - Once again I've got to play general to the Jews Summary

Ernst Klee
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Once again I've got to play general to the Jews Summary and Analysis

Chapter 5, "'Once again I've got to play general to the Jews'—from the war diary of Blutordensträger Felix Landau" provides nineteen printed pages extracted from a wartime diary. They presentation is devoid of commentary. In addition to the chapter's front-matter introduction, Felix Landau has a rather complete biography presented on pp. 297-298. During his youth Landau was heavily involved in Nazi activities. During the period described in the journal, Landau worked as a Jewish slave labor organizer near Lvov. Throughout the journal entries he discusses his wife and his mistress Gertrude—in 1942 Landau divorced his wife and subsequently was briefly married to Gertrude. After the war Landau was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to life imprisonment. He uses the phrase 'general to the...

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