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Author Bennett, Rab, 1950-

Title Under the shadow of the swastika : the moral dilemmas of resistance and collaboration in Hitler's Europe / Rab Bennett
Published New York : New York University Press, 1999


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Description ix, 318 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Myths and Realities of Resistance -- 3. The Moral Grey Zone: Collaboration -- 4. Moral Choices in Occupied Europe -- 5. German Security Policy and the Moral Dilemmas of Resistance -- 6. Collective Responsibility and the Responsibility of the Resistance -- 7. Jewish Resistance/Jewish 'Collaboration' -- 8. Jewish Resistance and the Dilemma of Collective Responsibility -- 9. SOE and British Moral Responsibility for Resistance -- 10. Conclusion -- Index of Atrocities, Hostage and Reprisal Killings
Summary "This study in the ethics of war is the only work to focus on the moral dilemmas of resistance and collaboration in Nazi-occupied Europe. It presents a comprehensive guide to the harrowing ethical choices that confronted resisters, community leaders and ordinary citizens in Hitler's Europe and includes a detailed discussion of Jewish responses to Nazi rule. Bennett explores how resistance movements responded to brutal Nazi policies based on the doctrine of collective responsibility in which entire populations paid the price for the actions of a few determined rebels. Bennett offers a critique of morally questionable methods of resistance such as torture, the mutilation and killing of German prisoners of war, and guerrilla warfare."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-313) and indexes
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Moral and ethical aspects.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities.
LC no. 99022569
ISBN 0814798608 (cloth : alk. paper)