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Understanding Willing Participants, Volume 2

Milgram’s Obedience Experiments and the Holocaust

Authors: Russell, Nestar

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  • Offers an explanation as to how ordinary people may perform unthinkable acts
  • Utilizes never-before-seen documents from Milgram's personal collection
  • Will appeal to scholars across multiple disciplines
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Horrified by the Holocaust, social psychologist Stanley Milgram wondered if he could recreate the Holocaust in the laboratory setting. Unabated for more than half a century, his (in)famous results have continued to intrigue scholars. Based on unpublished archival data from Milgram’s personal collection, volume one of this two-volume set introduces readers to a behind the scenes account showing how during Milgram’s unpublished pilot studies he step-by-step invented his official experimental procedure—how he gradually learnt to transform most ordinary people into willing inflictors of harm. The open access volume two then illustrates how certain innovators within the Nazi regime used the very same Milgram-like learning techniques that with increasing effectiveness gradually enabled them to also transform most ordinary people into increasingly capable executioners of other men, women, and children. Volume two effectively attempts to capture how step-by-step these Nazi innovators attempted to transform the Führer’s wish of a Jewish-free Europe into a frightening reality. By the books’ end the reader will gain an insight into how the seemingly undoable can become increasingly doable.

About the authors

Nestar Russell, Ph.D., is Sessional Instructor and Independent Researcher at the University of Calgary, Canada.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction to Volume 2—The “Twisted Road” to Auschwitz

    Russell, Nestar

    Pages 1-22

  • The Nazi Regime—Ideology, Ascendancy, and Consensus

    Russell, Nestar

    Pages 23-64

  • World War Two and Nazi Forays into the Killing of Civilians

    Russell, Nestar

    Pages 65-99

  • Operation Barbarossa and the Holocaust by Bullets—Top-Down Forces

    Russell, Nestar

    Pages 101-128

  • Operation Barbarossa and the Holocaust by Bullets—Bottom-Up Forces

    Russell, Nestar

    Pages 129-166

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97999-1
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97998-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Willing Participants, Volume 2
Book Subtitle
Milgram’s Obedience Experiments and the Holocaust
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97999-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97999-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97998-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 328
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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