Exhibition: The Banality of Evil
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Apr 1, 2015 5:00am
Organized by: Austrian Cultural Forum in Cairo
Venue: Austrian Cultural Forum in Cairo
Address: 1103 Corniche El Nil (next to the Shepheard Hotel), 1st Floor, Apt. 7,Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Admission: free
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“Monsters exist, but they are too few in numbers to be truly dangerous.

More dangerous are the common men.”

Primo Levi

 

Why do normal people become mass murderers?

Why do decent family fathers kill women, children and babies on a daily basis?

The perpetrators are members of the Nazi death squads, who killed about 2 million Jewish civilians in Eastern Europe – by bullets, face to face.

We hear their thoughts, as they wrote them down in letters and diaries, we hear what they said at court:

Why they did not refuse to execute these horrific orders, how killing became a routine, how they managed to excuse themselves, how they were manipulated by their leaders. It's the blueprint of a genocide.

 

Would we have acted differently?