Books on German Police Actions in Poland, the Baltic States and Belorussia (in German)
01.02.2012 - 16:51
01.02.2012 - 16:51
Research on atrocities in Poland, the Baltic States and Belorussia (in
I would like to draw your attention at the recently published book by the former
attorney general of the city-state of Hamburg Wolfgang Curilla. This volume is not
for looking up names of victims, but it provides very detailed sources about every
action the police battalions were involved in down to the tiniest village. For this
purpose the author worked through all the regimental daily reports and then through
the minutes of all the post-war court cases against the surviving perpetrators
whose names are listed as far as possible (including what happened to them ...):
Curilla, Wolfgang: Der Judenmord in Polen und die deutsche Ordnungspolizei
1939-1945. Paderborn: Schoeningh, 2011. 1035 pages. ISBN 978-3-506-77043-1.
58 Euro. (Title translation: The Murder of the Jews in Poland and the German
Table of contents accessible through
So if you are looking for first-hand reports about what actions were undertaken by
these police units in particular localities and the number of victims, this is the
work for that. There are naturally detailed descriptions about the actions of the
police units in Lódz, Chelmno, Bialystok, Warsaw etc.
The predecessor of this volume is the one published in 2006 that deals with the
same topic, but for the Baltic States and Belorussia: Curilla, Wolfgang: Die
deutsche Ordnungspolizei und der Holocaust im Baltikum und in Weissrussland
1941-1944. Paderborn: Schoeningh, 2006. 1041 pages. ISBN 3-506-71787-1. 78 Euro.
(Title translation: The German Police Units and the Holocaust in the Baltic States
These are heavy (and expensive) books - but specialized research libraries should
For further information mail to
Fritz Neubauer, North Germany
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