Into That Darkness: From Mercy Killing to Mass Murder
Only four men commanded Nazi extermination (as opposed to concentration) camps. Franz Stangl was one of the. Gitta Sereny's investigation of this man's mind, and of the influences which shaped him, has become a classic. Stangl commanded Treblinka and was found guilty of co-responsibility for the slaughter there of at least 900, 000 people. Sereny, after weeks of talk with him and months of further research, shows us this man as he saw himself, and 'as he was seen by many others, including his wife.
To horrify is not Sereny's aim, though horror is inevitable. She is seeking an answer to the question which beggars reason: How were human beings turned into instruments of such overwhelming evil?
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Review: Into That Darkness: An Examination of ConscienceUser Review - Quyen Hoang - Goodreads
Just an awesome book all over. Her writing is easy to read, her questions intelligent. She managed to strike the balance between emotion and reason, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know about the Holocaust and the life of an average Nazi officer (and yes there is one). Read full review
Review: Into That Darkness: An Examination of ConscienceUser Review - Kelsang - Goodreads
A beautifully written and humane book, as much about Ms Sereny's reaction to meeting a man capable of such hideous crimes. It is a testement to Ms Sereny's humanity that she could meet a man (whose ... Read full review