'the Good Old Days': The Holocaust as Seen by Its Perpetrators and Bystanders - 'His attitude towards the Jews is quite impossible'—Documents on persecution in the White Russia Generalbezirk Summary & Analysis

Ernst Klee
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Chapter 9 includes four sections. The first section, "'The bodies piled up in the streets'—Communication of Slutsk Gebietskommissar to the Generalkommissar in Minsk, 30 October 1941", is labeled secret and is a fairly lengthy description of a series of mass executions of Jews transpiring in Slutsk. The report is in essence a complaint that the executions were not well planned, were carried out under dubious authority, and were very poorly coordinated. This led to mass hysteria in the town and the execution of a large number of highly-skilled Jews who were otherwise wanted for slave labor. In addition, the non-Jewish citizenry of the city was terrified and in some occasions harmed. Also concerning, after...

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