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Adorno, T.W. et al. The Authoritarian Personality - 1950

Argues that a certain personality type makes people susceptible to fascism

Almereyda, Michael, dir. Experimenter - 2015

A biopic of Stanley Milgram's life and experiments

Amis, Martin. Time’s Arrow - 1991

A Nazi perpetrator's life story in reverse chronology

Arendt, Hannah. Eichmann in Jerusalem - 1963

Arendt's account of the Eichmann trial, origin of the phrase 'banality of evil'

Bauman, Zygmunt. Modernity and the Holocaust - 2000

The Holocaust as a consequence of modernity

Browning, Christopher. Ordinary Men - 1992

Famous study of the role of obedience and peer pressure in the Holocaust

Clendinnen, Inga. Reading the Holocaust - 2002

Argues for exploring the Holocaust from victims' and perpetrators' perspective

Daldry, Stephen, dir. The Reader - 2008

Film based on the novel "The Reader" by Bernard Schlink

Damsma, Josje. “Los van nieuw fout en grijs” - 2011

Essay on Dutch historical research on Holocaust

Ent, Michael and Baumeister, Roy. “Obedience, Self-Control, and the Voice of Culture” - 2014

Article claiming that obedience is important for cultural systems