unpleasantness using sexual pleasure or alcohol, and frequent acts of greed and violence. - The German female bystanders are the largest categories in the eastern territories who witnessed atrocities and although they didn’t condone them, they didn’t stop them either. Chapter 4 – Accomplices
- Women of SS Generals were not direct perpetrators of the Holocaust (violent acts) but they were accomplices because they committed other acts such as typing up orders facilitating the robbery, deportation and mass murder of Jews. o Einsatzgruppen female typists, female administrators and guards - Systems of mass murder can become embedded in everyday life and this normalization is why crimes continued to occur unimpeded. Chapter 5 – Perpetrators - The story of growth of female violence during the Reich is intertwined with a sexual revolution that tested boundaries and definitions of matrimony, procreation, childrearing, femininity, and pleasure - The author stated that if we took the percentage of homicides committed by women in peaceful society and applied it to the genocidal East, where women made up roughly ten percent of the population of Germans, then the estimate of female killers would be about three thousand.
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