Major Trapp is a character who's story I believe you can track beneficially for the sake of studying the overall adaptation of war climate. Trapp, when he first learns of the order to terminate the Jews in the Jozefow area, is distraught. Several times he says how "such jobs don't suit him" and others accounted him "weeping like a child" (Browning, Chapter 7, pg 58). He even spares the life of a ten-year old child at the close of the slaughter. Since Major Trapp is the one with the most responsibility, it makes sense that he is gong to assess the situatio...
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...ty" (Browning, chapter 10, pg 95). Knowing the Jews lives were going to be taken made it easier for them to take the lives themselves, because they knew their destiny was sealed anyway.
Another set of rules that gave them an easier time murdering Jews was their awareness of the battalions make-up. Some men were more equipped to deal with the shootings then others. In the case of Lieutenant Buchmann's unwillingness to kill, their ruling was "as long as there was no shortage of men willing to do the murderous job at hand, it was much easier to accommodate Buchmann and the men who emulated him than to make trouble over them" (Browning, chapter 11, pg 103). By allowing people who didn't want to kill to sit it out, they actually helped the overall performance of their killings. It seems to have made them fast, more efficient and isn't scaring anyone out of the battalion.
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