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Hilary Earl, THE NUREMBERG SS-EINSATZGRUPPEN TRIAL, 1945–1958: ATROCITY, LAW, AND HISTORY Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ( www.cambridge.org ), 2009. xv + 336 pp. ISBN 9780521456081. £50.

Hilary Earl, THE NUREMBERG SS-EINSATZGRUPPEN TRIAL, 1945–1958: ATROCITY, LAW, AND HISTORY... Vol 14 2010 reviews to anyone who wants to get to the heart of the concept, be they a student, an academic or counsel making representations to the ICC. James Sloan University of Glasgow EdinLR Vol 14 pp 353-354 DOI: 10.3366/E1364980910001599 Hilary Earl, THE NUREMBERG SS-EINSATZGRUPPEN TRIAL, 1945-1958: ATROCITY, LAW, AND HISTORY Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (www.cambridge.org), 2009. xv + 336 pp. ISBN 9780521456081. £50. The particular focus of Earl’s book is The United States of America v Otto Ohlendorf et al, (1947-48), popularly known as the Einsatzgruppen case. Notwithstanding that intelligence and security work lay at the heart of the original Einsatzgruppen formations, it is for their association with mass murder that these groups are best remembered. Their acts of barbarism are hauntingly recorded in numerous black-and-white photographs depicting shootings on the fringes of open graves. On average, 100,000 people per month were rounded up and murdered between July 1941 and July 1942. However, Earl cautions against simplistic analyses of responsibility, making specific mention of the role of local auxiliaries, notably at the infamous Babi Yar massacre. The Einsatzgruppen case took place subsequent to the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal (IMT) and was US-run. It very nearly did http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Edinburgh Law Review Edinburgh University Press

Hilary Earl, THE NUREMBERG SS-EINSATZGRUPPEN TRIAL, 1945–1958: ATROCITY, LAW, AND HISTORY Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ( www.cambridge.org ), 2009. xv + 336 pp. ISBN 9780521456081. £50.

Edinburgh Law Review , Volume 14 (2): 353 – May 1, 2010

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Edinburgh University Press
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© The Edinburgh Law Review Trust and the Contributors 2010
Subject
Reviews; Politics and Law
ISSN
1364-9809
eISSN
1755-1692
DOI
10.3366/elr.2010.0024
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Vol 14 2010 reviews to anyone who wants to get to the heart of the concept, be they a student, an academic or counsel making representations to the ICC. James Sloan University of Glasgow EdinLR Vol 14 pp 353-354 DOI: 10.3366/E1364980910001599 Hilary Earl, THE NUREMBERG SS-EINSATZGRUPPEN TRIAL, 1945-1958: ATROCITY, LAW, AND HISTORY Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (www.cambridge.org), 2009. xv + 336 pp. ISBN 9780521456081. £50. The particular focus of Earl’s book is The United States of America v Otto Ohlendorf et al, (1947-48), popularly known as the Einsatzgruppen case. Notwithstanding that intelligence and security work lay at the heart of the original Einsatzgruppen formations, it is for their association with mass murder that these groups are best remembered. Their acts of barbarism are hauntingly recorded in numerous black-and-white photographs depicting shootings on the fringes of open graves. On average, 100,000 people per month were rounded up and murdered between July 1941 and July 1942. However, Earl cautions against simplistic analyses of responsibility, making specific mention of the role of local auxiliaries, notably at the infamous Babi Yar massacre. The Einsatzgruppen case took place subsequent to the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal (IMT) and was US-run. It very nearly did

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Published: May 1, 2010

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