The first UK publication of a widely admired study of a Nazi extermination squad, subtitled "Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland". Drawing on records and interviews of a large proportion of the unit, a chilling picture emerges of how easily ordinary men can be trained to perform acts of genocide and murder. "Finely focussed and stunningly powerful" "New York Times".
Christopher R. Browning is professor of history at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. He is a contributor to Yad Vashem's official twenty-four-volume history of the Holocaust and the author of two earlier books on the subject.