In May 1960, a fifty-one-year-old coal miner, Xavier H., appeared at the court building in Schwabmünchen, Germany. State attorneys deposed the former Army medic regarding the murder of ten thousand Jews in the eastern Polish town of Slonim in 1941, an action in which his Army unit had participated deeply. In the course of questioning, Xavier made the offhand comment that, on the morning of the massacre, he had left the company barracks and entered the Jewish ghetto because he was afraid that his Jewish “girlfriend” Ida had been caught up in theAktion.³ Prosecutors, clearly not interested in this...
|Title of host publication||Mass Violence in Nazi-Occupied Europe|
|Editors||Alex Kay, David Stahel|
|Place of Publication||Bloomington|
|Publisher||Indiana University Press|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Jul 2018|