The Similarity of Perpetrators

Liran Raxinsky

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In his role as interpreter of the Nazi system, Max Aue's most consistent ideological 3message´ seems to be his constant equation of Nazi crimes with other atrocities. Aue primarily draws ties between Nazi and Stalinist crimes, as well as those of colonialism. By focusing on two key images in the text where Soviet and German atrocities are evoked as symmetrical, this paper examines how the notion of similarity amongst perpetrators functions. By closely examining the textual treatment of this notion, the paper underlines the complexity through which the question is raised, problematized, contextualized, and explored within Littell's text, in contrast to Aue's wholehearted evocation of this idea.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFaux Titre
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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NameFaux Titre
ISSN (Print)0167-9392

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