'the Good Old Days': The Holocaust as Seen by Its Perpetrators and Bystanders - 'In the interest of maintaining military discipline...'—The massacre of children in Byelaya Tserkov, military chaplains and the Wehrmacht Summary & Analysis

Ernst Klee
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Chapter 7, 'In the interest of maintaining military discipline...'—The massacre of children in Byelaya Tserkov, military chaplains and the Wehrmacht, has a tight focus on events transpiring over about two days in the Ukrainian village of Byelaya Tserkov, during August of 1941. Byelaya Tserkov, or Bialacerkiew, is a Ukrainian village about thirty miles from Kiev. During August of 1941 an extended execution program was carried out on a rifle-range. Initially, adult Jews were executed. Numerous children were then imprisoned in a building on the outskirts of the village, and the following day most of them were executed by shooting. About ninety children remained in the...

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