Drunk on Genocide. Drinking Rituals and the Intoxication of Mass Murder in Nazi Germany


Edward Westermann
Texas A&M-San Antonio

April 3

How did Nazi paramilitaries use song and music to build camaraderie and a sense of shared purpose? Discover the answer, and examine how music became integrated into acts of humiliation, physical and sexual abuse, within the concentration camps and in the occupied eastern territories. The incorporation of music and song to acts of murder and post-killing celebrations provides important insights into the mindset of the perpetrators.