Killing on the Ground and in the Mind: The Spatialities of Genocide in Belarus

Beorn, Waitman (2014) Killing on the Ground and in the Mind: The Spatialities of Genocide in Belarus. In: Geographies of the Holocaust. The Spatial Humanities . Indiana University Press, Bloomington, pp. 89-120. ISBN 9780253012111

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In the late summer and fall of 1941, a Holocaust was taking place across the Soviet Union.¹ This was not the Holocaust of popular memory. There were no gas chambers, no train journeys, no barbed This was a “holocaust by bullets,” an intimate iteration of the Nazi genocidal project in which Jews were murdered at home, by killers who found themselves acting in the closest proximity to the victims.² If Auschwitz has come to symbolize the industrial, assembly-line face of the Holocaust, the murder of approximately one and a half to two million by the Einsatzgruppen (EG) mobile killing squads...

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geography, Holocaust, Methodology, Theory, Nazism, Eastern Europe, Spatial History
Subjects: V100 History by period
V200 History by area
V300 History by topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2019 13:58
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:49

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