Into That Darkness
From Mercy Killing to Mass Murder
By (author) Gitta Sereny
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Into That Darkness by Gitta Sereny
Book DescriptionOnly four men commanded Nazi extermination (as opposed to concentration) camps. Franz Stangl was one of the. Gitta Sereny's investigation of this man's mind, and of the influences which shaped him, has become a classic. Stangl commanded Treblinka and was found guilty of co-responsibility for the slaughter there of at least 900,000 people. Sereny, after weeks of talk with him and months of further research, shows us this man as he saw himself, and 'as he was seen by many others, including his wife. To horrify is not Sereny's aim, though horror is inevitable. She is seeking an answer to the question which beggars reason: How were human beings turned into instruments of such overwhelming evil?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712674478
(216mm x 135mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Aug-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gitta Sereny
Healing Wound, Paperback (November 2002)
"[A]n astonishing, subtle study of many Holocaust perpetrators and participants."-Publishers Weekly, starred review
German Trauma, Paperback (September 2001)
Gitta Sereny is one of the world's most respected journalists and historians. This book gathers together her writing on Germany. It amounts to a portrait of the country and its people, how they have come to terms with their Nazi past, both collectively and in specific instances - and how the burden of their guilt has altered the national identity.
Albert Speer, Paperback (December 1998)
A profile of Albert Speer is based on his personal letters and writings, as well as personal interviews, and details his unhappy childhood, friendship with Hitler, and remorse over his crimes. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Case of Mary Bell, Paperback (February 1995)» View all books by Gitta Sereny
In December 1968 two girls who lived next door to each other - Mary, aged eleven, and Norma, thirteen - stood before a criminal court in Newcastle, accused of strangling two little boys; Martin Brown, four years old, and Brian Howe, three. The author pieces together a study of a horrifying crime; the murders, and the events surrounding them.
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Author Biography - Gitta Sereny
Gitta Sereny is of Hungarian-Austrian extraction and is trilingual in English, French and German. During the Second World War she became a social worker, caring for war-damaged children in France. She gave hundreds of lectures in schools and colleges in America and, when the war ended, she worked as a Child Welfare Officer in UNRRA displaced persons' camps in Germany. In 1949 she married the American Vogue photographer Don Honeyman and settled in London, where they brought up a son and a daughter and where she began her career as a journalist. Her journalistic work was of great variety but focussed particularly on the Third Reich and troubled children. She wrote mainly for the Daily Telegraph Magazine, the Sunday Times, The Times, the Independent and the Independent on Sunday Review. She also contributed to numerous newspapers and magazines around the world. Her books include: The Medallion, a novel; The Invisible Children, on child prostitution; Into That Darkness; and a biographical examination of Albert Speer. Gitta Sereny died in June 2012
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