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The “Brunner Aktion”

Tal Bruttmann

in Resisting Genocide

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199333493
Published online December 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780190235628 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333493.003.0018
The “Brunner Aktion”

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This chapter focuses on the punishment inflicted by the Vichy regime on those who aided Jews in France during World War II. In particular, it considers the role of the SS officer Aloïs Brunner, who was dispatched by Adolf Eichmann to France to accelerate the deportation of the Jews. It also examines the link between punishment of help and refusing to help, with particular reference to Allied airmen coming down on Western European soil. Finally, the chapter looks at how the Brunner Kommando sought to liquidate the Jewish resistance movement and rescue organisations in Grenoble in February–March 1944.

Keywords: punishment; Vichy regime; Jews; France; World War II; Aloïs Brunner; Brunner Kommando; resistance movement; rescue; Grenoble

Chapter.  5082 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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