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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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The Nuremberg SS-Einsatzgruppen Trial, 1945–1958: Atrocity, Law, and History

ISBN13: 9780521178686
Published: November 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £34.99

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Based on extensive archival research, this book offers the first historical examination of the arrest, trial and punishment of the leaders of the SS-Einsatzgruppen - the mobile security and killing units employed by the Nazis in their racial war on the Eastern front.

Sent to the Soviet Union in the summer of 1941, four units of the Einsatzgruppen, along with reinforcements, murdered approximately 1 million Soviet civilians in open air shootings and in gas vans and, in 1947, twenty-four leaders of these units were indicted for crimes against humanity and war crimes for their part in the murders.

In addition to describing the legal proceedings that held these men accountable, this book also examines recent historiographical trends and perpetrator paradigms and expounds on such contested issues as the timing and genesis of the Final Solution, the perpetrators' route to crime and their motivation for killing, as well as discussing the tensions between law and history.

International Criminal Law
1. The United States and the origins of the subsequent Nuremberg trials
2. Otto Ohlendorf and the origins of the Einsatzgruppen trial
3. Defendants
4. Defense
5. Trial
6. Judge and judgment
7. Aftermath