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...ave experienced as ‘dirty’.’ I have the impression that they felt that it would be better not to discuss the matter” (Browning Ordinary Germans or Ordinary Men). This shows that the police felt that their true enemies were in fact the Partisans, stating that a confrontation with them was a military move. However, the police officers felt that the whole operation of killing Jews was a dirty business and something that they were ashamed of talking about. This point shows that this supposed deep rooted hatred of Jews really wasn’t as deep as presented. They didn’t feel dignified killing them or that it was in their country’s best interest to do so. They didn’t feel it was a military move like they did when in a confrontation with the Partisans. Hence, explaining that German eliminationist anti-semitism could not possibly be the sole reason responsible for the Holocaust.
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