Killing on the Ground and in the Mind: The Spatialities of Genocide in Belarus

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Abstract

In the late summer and fall of 1941, a Holocaust was taking place across the Soviet Union.¹ This was not the Holocaust of popular memory. There were no gas chambers, no train journeys, no barbed This was a “holocaust by bullets,” an intimate iteration of the Nazi genocidal project in which Jews were murdered at home, by killers who found themselves acting in the closest proximity to the victims.² If Auschwitz has come to symbolize the industrial, assembly-line face of the Holocaust, the murder of approximately one and a half to two million by the Einsatzgruppen (EG) mobile killing squads...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeographies of the Holocaust
EditorsAnne Kelly Knowles, Tim Cole, Alberto Giordano
Place of PublicationBloomington
PublisherIndiana University Press
Chapter4
Pages89-120
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9780253012111
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameThe Spatial Humanities
PublisherIndiana University Press

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