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The making of an SS killer : the life of Colonel Alfred Filbert, 1905-1990

Title
The making of an SS killer : the life of Colonel Alfred Filbert, 1905-1990 / Alex J. Kay, Institute of Conteporary History, Berlin.
Author
Kay, Alex J.,
Publication
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
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Description
xvii, 241 pages : illustrations; 23 cm
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-234) and index.
Contents
1. 'I went to school with quite a number of Jewish co-religionists and never knew hatred for Jews' : childhood, youth and early adulthood, 1905-32 -- 2. 'In terms of his character he is irreprochable in every respect' : Nazi party membership and career in the SS Security Service, 1932-9 -- 3. 'Pity that scoundrel didn't perish' : brother's imprisonment and career stagnation, 1939-41 -- 4. 'So, we've finished off the first Jews' : SS-Einsatzkommando 9 and deployment in the East, June-July 1941 -- 5. 'In Vileyka, the Jews had to be liquidated in their entirety' : genocide of Belarusian Jewry, July-October 1941 -- 6. 'Was it thinkable that I, a jurist and a soldier, would do such a thing?" : suspension from the Reich Security Main Office and reinstatement until the war's end, 1941-5 -- 7. 'My son, who has not yet returned home from the war' : post-war submergence and reintegration into West German society, 1945-59 -- 8. 'A trial of this magnitude has never previously taken place before a German court' : arrest and trial, February 1959-June 1962 -- 9. 'A limited, lower middle class, status-and-promotion seeking philistine' : imprisonment and early release, 1962-75 -- 10. 'A chess game of egos' : Wundkanal and aftermath, 1975-90.
Call Number
JFE 16-2539
ISBN
  • 9781107146341
  • 1107146348
  • 9781316601426
  • 1316601420
LCCN
2015042443
Author
Kay, Alex J., author.
Title
The making of an SS killer : the life of Colonel Alfred Filbert, 1905-1990 / Alex J. Kay, Institute of Conteporary History, Berlin.
Publisher
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Copyright Date
©2016
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-234) and index.
Summary
"In this pioneering biography of a frontline Holocaust perpetrator, Alex J. Kay uncovers the life of SS Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Filbert, responsible as the first head of SS Task Force 9, a mobile killing squad, for the murder of more than 18,000 Soviet Jews - men, women and children - on the Eastern Front. He reveals how Filbert, following the political imprisonment of his older brother, set out to prove his own ideological allegiance by displaying particular radicalism in implementing the orders issued by Hitler, Himmler and Heydrich. He also examines Filbert's post-war experiences, first in hiding and then being captured, tried and sentenced to life imprisonment. Released early, Filbert went on to feature in a controversial film in the lead role of an SS mass murderer. The book provides compelling new insights into the mindset and motivations of the men, like Filbert, who rose through the ranks of the Nazi regime"-- Provided by publisher.
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Filbert, Alfred, 1905-1990
Research Call Number
JFE 16-2539
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