By Jason Guberman-Pfeffer

In trying to understand the Holocaust, the inexplicable, it is comforting to think of the perpetrators not as human beings but Übermenschen—the fanatical, technologically advanced “Aryan master race” that the Nazi’s believed themselves to be. The perpetrators of the Holocaust, however, were not just members of the SS and their bureaucratic enablers. They were, rather, ordinary Germans and their rather ordinary collaborators.