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Browning, Christopher R.

Overview
Works: 103 works in 460 publications in 11 languages and 14,764 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Biography  Sources  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: D804.3, 940.5318
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Most widely held works by Christopher R Browning
Ordinary men : Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the final solution in Poland by Christopher R Browning( Book )

42 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 2,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early hours of July 13, 1942, the men of Reserve Police Battalion 101, a unit of the German Order Police, entered the Polish Village of Jozefow. They had arrived in Poland less than three weeks before, most of them recently drafted family men too old for combat service--workers, artisans, salesmen, and clerks. By nightfall, they had rounded up Jozefow's 1,800 Jews, selected several hundred men as "work Jews," and shot the rest--that is, some 1,500 women, children, and old people. Most of these overage, rear-echelon reserve policemen had grown to maturity in the port city of Hamburg in pre-Hitler Germany and were neither committed Nazis nor racial fanatics. Nevertheless, in the sixteen months from the Jozefow massacre to the brutal Erntefest ("harvest festival") slaughter of November 1943, these average men participated in the direct shooting deaths of at least 38,000 Jews and the deportation to Treblinka's gas chambers of 45,000 more--a total body count of 83,000 for a unit of less than 500 men. Drawing on postwar interrogations of 210 former members of the battalion, Christopher Browning lets them speak for themselves about their contribution to the Final Solution--what they did, what they thought, how they rationalized their behavior (one man would shoot only infants and children, to "release" them from their misery). In a sobering conclusion, Browning suggests that these good Germans were acting less out of deference to authority or fear of punishment than from motives as insidious as they are common: careerism and peer pressure. With its unflinching reconstruction of the battalion's murderous record and its painstaking attention to the social background and actions of individual men, this unique account offers some of the most powerful and disturbing evidence to date of the ordinary human capacity for extraordinary inhumanity
The origins of the Final Solution : the evolution of Nazi Jewish policy, September 1939-March 1942 by Christopher R Browning( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1939, the Nazi regime's plans for redrawing the demographic map of Eastern Europe entailed the expulsion of millions of Jews. By the fall of 1941, these plans had shifted from expulsion to systematic and total mass murder of all Jews within the Nazi grasp. This book is the most detailed and comprehensive analysis ever written of what took place during this crucial period--of how, precisely, the Nazis' racial policies evolved from persecution and "ethnic cleansing" to the Final Solution of the Holocaust. Meticulously documenting the process that led to this fatal development, Browning shows that Adolf Hitler was the key decision-maker throughout, approving major escalations in Nazi persecution of the Jews at victory-induced moments of euphoria
Remembering survival : inside a Nazi slave-labor camp by Christopher R Browning( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on the testimony of survivors of the Holocaust-era Starachowice slave-labor camps to examine the Jewish prisoners' fight for survival through a succession of brutal Nazi camp regimes
The path to genocide : essays on launching the final solution by Christopher R Browning( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Path to Genocide studies three aspects of the events leading up to the Final Solution in Nazi Germany. First, Nazi's "solutions" to their self-imposed "Jewish problem" before resorting to mass-murder are examined, specifically ghettoization and early resettlement plans to expel Jews to Eastern Poland or the island of Madagascar. Second, the responsibility of shaping Nazi Jewish policy is shown to extend to the lower and middle echelon of government, through accommodation and conformity of a wide variety of perpetrators, including bureaucrats, doctors and policemen. Finally the role of Adolf Hitler in the decisionmaking process is examined, with a historiographical analysis of other accounts of his role. Browning argues that while Hitler did not operate according to a premeditated plan or blueprint, he did make the key decisions. This volume of essays provides perspectives on German Jewish policy both from the bottom of the government apparatus and from the top
Nazi policy, Jewish workers, German killers by Christopher R Browning( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dotyczy martyrologii Żydów w czasie okupacji niemieckiej m.in. na terenie Polski
The final solution and the German Foreign Office : a study of Referat D III of Abteilung Deutschland, 1940-43 by Christopher R Browning( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fateful months : essays on the emergence of the final solution by Christopher R Browning( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every day lasts a year : a Jewish family's correspondence from Poland by Christopher R Browning( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the correspondence between Joseph Hollander, a Polish Jew who emigrated to the United States, and his extended family in Poland written between 1939 and 1941, before the extermination of his family in the Holocaust
Collected memories : Holocaust history and postwar testimony by Christopher R Browning( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Des hommes ordinaires : le 101e bataillon de réserve de la police allemande et la solution finale en Pologne by Christopher R Browning( Book )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews
Ganz normale Männer : das Reserve-Polizeibataillon 101 und die "Endlösung" in Polen by Christopher R Browning( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarding the question of whether those who rounded up and executed Jews during the Holocaust were evil, Browning argues that they were "ordinary men" motivated by a sense of belonging to fulfill the behests of authority. (Adapted from Wikipedia article.)
A history of the Third Reich by Jeff Hay( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is uniquely organized to make writing paper topics easier for students. Each volume is cross referenced with others to allow students to quickly see relationships between volumes and subjects. Features include: a thorough timeline that includes events around the world; a comprehensive bibliography of books, articles, and important websites; detailed maps offer visual information on a wide variety of topics, including major battles and offensive plans, and pre- and post-war comparisons; charts and graphs give a quick visual reference for statistical information; archival photographs and hundreds of excerpts from primary sources.--From publisher description
Die Entfesselung der "Endlösung" : nationalsozialistische Judenpolitik 1939-1942 by Christopher R Browning( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Weg zur "Endlösung" : Entscheidungen und Täter by Christopher R Browning( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in German and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holocaust Scholarship : Personal Trajectories and Professional Interpretations by Christopher R Browning( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays arises from a conference held at the University of Cape Town under the auspices of the Isaac and Jessie Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies and Research. Leading international Holocaust scholars met to reflect on the ways their personal experiences influenced their professional trajectories over many decades of immersion in studies of the Holocaust. Participants examined changes and developments in the field within the context of their own personal odysseys, including shifting cultural milieus and robust academic conflicts. Meeting in South Africa provided a special ambience as the country had emerged only two decades earlier from a race-based system defined by the United Nations as a crime against humanity. The massive corpus of scholarly engagement with the Holocaust - with reverberations across the globe - has ensured that its study today is paradigmatic for scholars exploring genocide, as well as perpetrators and victims of antisemitism, racism, and the Second World War
Die "Endlösung" und das Auswärtige Amt : das Referat D III der Abteilung Deutschland 1940-1943 by Christopher R Browning( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Browning ist der international wohl renommierteste Historiker zum Holocaust. Alle seine großen Studien sind auch ins Deutsche übersetzt worden. Einzig seine Studie zur Verstrickung des Auswärtigen Amtes in den Holocaust wurde bisher nicht auf Deutsch vorgelegt. 1978 erstmals erschienen, ist sie bis heute die einzige monographische Darstellung zum Thema. Souverän, präzise und sprachlich gelungen zeichnet er hier das verbrecherische Agieren des Auswärtigen Amtes nach, vom Madagaskar-Plan über die Wannseekonferenz und den europaweiten Einsatz des Auswärtigen Amtes bis zum Fall des Unterstaatssekretärs Martin Luther. Auch die Karrieren der 'Judenexperten' nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg werden dokumentiert. Eine Einleitung von Jürgen Matthäus (Washington) und eine Einleitung zur deutschen Ausgabe von Christopher Browning ordnen die Studie in die Publikationslandschaft ein
Uomini comuni : polizia tedesca e soluzione finale in Polonia by Christopher R Browning( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in Italian and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazi policy, Jewish labor, German killers by Christopher R Browning( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children during the Holocaust by Patricia Heberer( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approximately 1.1 million Jewish children were murdered during the Holocaust. This book from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes, and the fates, of its youngest victims. Documents and complementary text examine the arc of persecutory policies directed against European Jewry and its impact upon Jewish children and adolescents. Additional chapters reflect upon the experience of non-Jewish children as victims, perpetrators, and bystanders during World War II
Ghettos 1939-1945 : new research and perspectives on definition, daily life, and survival : symposium presentations( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The origins of the Final Solution : the evolution of Nazi Jewish policy, September 1939-March 1942
Alternative Names
Brauning, Krisṭofer R. 1944-

Browning, Christopher.

Browning, Christopher 1944-

Browning, Christopher R.

Browning, Christopher Robert 1944-

Christopher Browning Amerikaans historicus van de moderne tijd

Christopher Browning historiador estadounidense

Christopher Browning US-amerikanischer Historiker

בראונינג, כריסטופר

בראונינג, כריסטופר ר.

בראונינג, כריסטופר רוברט 1944-

כריסטופר בראונינג

クリストファー・ブラウニング

ブラウニング, クリストファー

克里斯托弗·布朗宁

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The origins of the Final Solution : the evolution of Nazi Jewish policy, September 1939-March 1942Remembering survival : inside a Nazi slave-labor campThe path to genocide : essays on launching the final solutionNazi policy, Jewish workers, German killersFateful months : essays on the emergence of the final solutionEvery day lasts a year : a Jewish family's correspondence from PolandCollected memories : Holocaust history and postwar testimonyA history of the Third ReichNazi policy, Jewish labor, German killers