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...ying Jews. Browning led the audience to believe that the men who took part in a series of mass shootings, systematic killings, deportation to camps, and other acts of brutality were the men they would find running shops and businesses, but unfortunately he fails to explore their lives post World War II. Regardless of what he attributed their actions to, careerism, fear of reprisal, conformity, racial ideology, ultimately those men returned home after murdering thousands of individuals, and the lack of depth into how they lived out their lives was disappointing. After spending years researching about the origins and actions of Battalion 101, Browning concluded his book with extensive references to sociological experiments and theories to better understand the actions of a few hundred men rather than exploring how and why they made their decisions and lived with them.
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