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

Argues that a certain personality type makes people susceptible to fascism

Alexander, Jeffrey. “Toward a Theory of Cultural Trauma” - 2004

American sociologist providing a theory of cultural trauma

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'

Bar-On, Dan. “Descendants of Nazi Perpetrators: Seven Years after the First Interviews” - 1996

Article on follow-up interviews with descendants of Nazi perpetrators

Bauman, Zygmunt. Modernity and the Holocaust - 2000

The Holocaust as a consequence of modernity

Boswell, Matthew. “Shoah” in: Holocaust Impiety in Literature, Popular Music and Film. Palgrave Macmillan, - 2012

Book chapter discussing Lanzmann’s Shoah in the context of Holocaust piety

Browning, Christopher R. “Perpetrator Testimony” in Collected Memories - 2003

Explores the relevance of perpetrator testimony in Holocaust history writing.

Browning, Christopher. Ordinary Men - 1992

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