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Author Ingrao, Christian.

Title The SS Dirlewanger Brigade : the history of the Black Hunters / Christian Ingrao, translated by Phoebe Green.

Published New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.541343 INGR    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Chasseurs noirs. English
Physical description vi, 262 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: the Dirlewanger "moment" -- The history of a brigade -- From Berlin to Lublin -- Belarus, February 1942-July 1944 -- From Warsaw to Cottbus, August 1944-May 1945 -- The Dirlewanger case -- War as horizon -- Militancy as substitution -- Marginality and tenacity -- Consent and constraint -- A charismatic "bandit leader"? -- Between orgy and brutality -- Resistance and desertion in the Dirlewanger Division -- Poachers in the polis -- Between function and symbol -- Wild men in the polis? -- Wild men and warriors -- A hunters' war? -- Quarry and spoils -- The origins of violence -- A new war? -- Warsaw: an "urban jungle" for the black hunters? -- Slovakia: between anti-partisan action and the front -- From Budapest to Cottbus: when hunters became prey -- Post-war -- The death of Oskar Dirlewanger -- The Black Hunters in the German courts: gone to ground -- In the margins of memory.
Summary Details the history of the Dirlewanger Brigade, an anti-partisan unit of the Nazi army tasked with capturing partisan fighters, and recounts the atrocities the brigade executed and the repercussions of its actions.
Subject Dirlewanger, Oskar, 1895-1945.
Waffen-SS. SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- Germany.
Criminals -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities.
Variant Title History of the Black Hunters
ISBN 9781616084042 (hbk. : alk. paper)