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Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front: The German Infantry's War,…

de Jeff Rutherford

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By 1944, the overwhelming majority of the German Army had participated in the German war of annihilation in the Soviet Union and historians continue to debate the motivations behind the violence unleashed in the east. Jeff Rutherford offers an important new contribution to this debate through a study of combat and the occupation policies of three frontline infantry divisions. He shows that while Nazi racial ideology provided a legitimizing context in which violence was not only accepted but encouraged, it was the Wehrmacht's adherence to a doctrine of military necessity which is critical in explaining why German soldiers fought as they did. This meant that the German Army would do whatever was necessary to emerge victorious on the battlefield. Periods of brutality were intermixed with conciliation as the army's view and treatment of the civilian population evolved based on its appreciation of the larger context of war in the east.… (mais)
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In this dense monograph the author seeks to plumb the foundations of criminality in the German army in the Second World War and finds that while, yes, socialization into the Nazi worldview did contribute to the violence, the real catalyst was the German military's attitude that "military necessity" was the consideration that superseded all others; this being a polite term for how any extremity in the pursuit of victory was justified. As such, most of the damage done by German soldiers had less to do with field massacres, and more to do with the systematic looting of the Soviet civilian population for food, clothing and shelter. This is an important point to make, the only issue being that having read the works of David Stahel this is not exactly a fresh insight for me at this point.

Apart from this Rutherford also does a service by backing up the higher analysis with case studies of a number of German infantry divisions; the East Prussian 121st, the Berliners of the 123rd and the mostly Catholic Rhinelanders of 126th. Units that could be called "ordinary" if you will. The main point here being that Germany was still sufficiently variegated that Nazi calls for racial violence did have different degrees of traction depending on a unit's recruitment region.

On the whole, highly recommended. ( )
  Shrike58 | Oct 21, 2020 |
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By 1944, the overwhelming majority of the German Army had participated in the German war of annihilation in the Soviet Union and historians continue to debate the motivations behind the violence unleashed in the east. Jeff Rutherford offers an important new contribution to this debate through a study of combat and the occupation policies of three frontline infantry divisions. He shows that while Nazi racial ideology provided a legitimizing context in which violence was not only accepted but encouraged, it was the Wehrmacht's adherence to a doctrine of military necessity which is critical in explaining why German soldiers fought as they did. This meant that the German Army would do whatever was necessary to emerge victorious on the battlefield. Periods of brutality were intermixed with conciliation as the army's view and treatment of the civilian population evolved based on its appreciation of the larger context of war in the east.

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