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Ideologies of War, Genocide & Terror
Part II: Haig - Hinchliffe
We are pleased to present addition entries from our Ideologies of War, Genocide and Terror website—that contains some of the best publications illuminating the dynamics of collective forms violence.

This issue of the LSS Newsletter includes a link to a Report by Douglas Haig—providing insight into why the First World War proceeded as it did.

You will have the opportunity to read writings by three important thinkers on the Nazi ideology that generated war and genocide: Jeffrey Herf, Stephen Hicks and Andreas Hillgruber.

We’ve also provided a link to Himmler’s famous 1943 speech at Posen—which reveals his rationale for the Final Solution.

Please take your time reviewing the list of items below.
Then click through to read any document.
Haig, Douglas
Features of the War (Report)
  “Our total losses in the war have been no larger than were to be expected. Neither do they compare unfavorably with those of any other of the belligerent nations. The total British casualties in all theaters of war, killed, wounded, missing, and prisoners, including native troops, are approximately three millions (3,076,388).”
Harendra de Silva, D. G.
The Use of Child Soldiers in War with Special Reference to Sri Lanka (Article)
Hassan, Nasra
An Arsenal of Believers: Talking to the “human bombs” (Article)
Hemming, Judy & McKinley, Michael
Major Wars and Regional Responses in Australia and New Zealand: International Relations as Apologetics and Exegesis (and Inadequate) (Paper)
Henry, Adam
Nationalism, Politics, History and War (Article)
Herf, Jeffrey
Narratives of Totalitarianism: Nazism’s Anti-Semitic Propaganda During World War II and the Holocaust (Paper)
The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda During World War II and the Holocaust (Book Chapter)
The Jewish Enemy (Book Excerpts)
The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust (Video Presentation)
The Jewish Enemy: Rethinking Anti-Semitism in the Era of Nazism and in Recent Times (Paper)
The “Jewish War”: Goebbels and the Antisemitic Campaigns of the Nazi Propaganda Ministry (Paper)
Hicks, Stephen
Explaining Nazism Philosophically (Book Chapter)
National Socialist Philosophy (Audio Chapter)
National Socialist Philosophy (Book Chapter)
Hillgruber, Andreas
War in the East and the Extermination of the Jews (Essay)
  (Citing Hitler, Mein Kampf): “If during the War 12 or 15 thousand of these Hebrew corrupters of the people had been held under poison gas, as happened to hundreds of thousands of our very best German workers in the field, the sacrifice of millions at the front would not have been in vain.”
Was World War II the Result of Hitler's Master Plan? (Book Excerpts)
  “The conquest of European Russia was for Hitler inextricably linked with the extermination of these 'bacilli', the Jews. The racist component was so closely interwoven with the central political element of his program, the conquest of European Russia, that Russia's defeat and the extermination of the Jews were inseparable for him.”
Himmler, Heinrich
Himmler's Speech at Posen, October, 1943 (Speech-Text)
  “We had the moral right, we had the duty to our own people, to kill these people who wanted to kill us. But we don’t have the right to enrich ourselves even with one fur, one watch, one mark, one cigarette, or anything else. Just because we eradicated a bacillus doesn’t mean we want to be infected by the bacillus ourselves.”
Himmler's Speech on the Extermination of the Jews (Speech-Video)
  Pozan, Poland, October 4, 1943 - Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, speaks to SS officers for three hours in a secret meeting. He reminds his officers of the loyalty he expects in their extermination of the Jews.
Hinchliffe, Alexander
Contamination and Containment: Representing the Pathologised Other in 1950s American Cinema (Dissertation)