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14 May 2024

Local police and the Holocaust in the General District Dnipropetrovsk (evidence from the districts of Kryvyi Rih and Stalindorf)

Intermarum: istoriya, polityka, kulʹtura
Local police and the Holocaust in the General District Dnipropetrovsk (evidence from the districts of Kryvyi Rih and Stalindorf)

The purpose of the research is to study the involvement of local policemen in the Holocaust in the territory of the Dnipropetrovsk general district, in particular, the Kryvorizka and Stalindorf districts. The research methodology is based on general scientific, special historical research methods. The scientific novelty of the work lies in the fact that, on the basis of a wide source base, the memories of eyewitnesses, it was possible to establish the degree of involvement of the local police in the Holocaust, as well as to determine in which stages of the Holocaust representatives of the local police participated. The findings of the study indicate that most of the people involved in the Holocaust held commanding positions in the local police. Ordinary policemen were mainly engaged in gathering, guarding and escorting Jews to the places of execution, and sometimes personally killed them. Most of them came from rural areas and had little education.

Source: Shliakhtych R., Mykhalchuk R. (2022). Local police and the Holocaust in the General District Dnipropetrovsk (evidence from the districts of Kryvyi Rih and Stalindorf). Intermarum: istoriya, polityka, kulʹtura. 11: 83-102

Source web-site: http://intermarum.zu.edu.ua/article/view/268473/264112

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