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Collaboration in the Holocaust : crimes of the local police in Belorussia and Ukraine, 1941-44
Dean, Martin, 1962-
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Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
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xx, 241 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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"Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum."
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What was the role played by local police volunteers in the Holocaust? Using powerful eye-witness descriptions from the towns and villages of Belorussia and Ukraine, Martin Dean's new book reveals local policemen as hands-on collaborators of the Nazis. They brutally drove Jewish neighbors from their homes and guarded them closely on the way to their deaths. Some distinguished themselves as ruthless murders. Outnumbering German police manpower in these areas, the local police were the foot-soldiers of the Holocaust in the east.

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Martin Dean is an Applied Research Scholar at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Meorial Museum, Washington, DC. He was previously Senior Historian with the Metropolitan Police War Crimes Unit in London

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Dean, a research fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, has mined numerous archival sources to reconstruct the number, activities, and postwar fate of Nazi collaborators in the Ukraine and Belarus. Hundreds of thousands of civilians, especially Jews, were tortured and killed by these Nazi auxiliaries. Why, then, have the specific details of this story gone untold until now? Dean argues that the Cold War made it politically expedient for the Allies to forget wartime collaboration, while postwar Soviet historiography covered up the extent of the collaboration in order to paint a picture of a unified Soviet people fighting the Nazis. An impressive amount of research backs up sound conclusions. Recommended for larger public libraries, specialized collections, and research libraries.√ĄFrederic Krome, Jacob Rader Marcus Ctr. of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

List of Photographs and Mapsp. vi
List of Tablesp. vii
Introductionp. viii
Mapsp. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xviii
List of Abbreviationsp. xix
1 The Soviet Occupation of Eastern Poland, 1939-41p. 1
2 'Operation Barbarossa'p. 17
3 Mass Killings in the Autumn of 1941p. 41
4 Local Police Organization, 1941-44p. 60
5 The Ghetto 'Liquidations' of 1942-43p. 78
6 Local Administration and Exploitation, 1941-44p. 105
7 Partisan Warfare, 1942-44p. 119
8 Post-War Fates of Collaborators and Survivorsp. 148
9 Conclusion: Local Collaboration in the Holocaustp. 161
Appendix A Demography of the Holocaust in the Eastp. 168
Abbreviations for Notes and Archival Sourcesp. 171
Notesp. 173
Bibliographyp. 212
Indexp. 220