Reviews of Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland (1992) and related work

Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland (1992Text)

Christopher Browning (writer).

text non-fiction

“Ordinary Men: The “Forgotten Holocaust”” (2022Moving picture, 44 minutes)

Seen in 2023.

The adaptation abridges Browning’s narrative and interlaces it with Benjamin Ferencz’s role in the Nuremberg trials. It’s a good summary for its runtime, but including Nuremberg and then stopping there feels unnatural. The central problem, of the slippery relationship between ordinary men and mass murder, was more acute in the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials of the 1960s.

moving picture adaptation non-fiction