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2016 | 71 | 3 | 231 – 239
Article title

ZVODNÁ TVÁR NEĽUDSKOSTI

Title variants
EN
Seductive face of inhumanity
Languages of publication
SK
Abstracts
EN
Despite our growing knowledge about the mass killings and genocides, we are still uncomfortable with the fact that these mass killings were committed by ordinary, decent, normal, and even everyday people. Inhumanity is often seen as an overcome with extreme ideology or falling into the “animal” part of human being, but it is rather a consequence of an uncritical subordination to a false authority, and the desire to build a personal or national „Paradise“ at the expense of the suffering of the others. On the other hand, there are studies that examine the characteristics of the people who stood against the inhumanity and rescued Jews during the Holocaust. These people expressed so called “banal heroism” and their characteristics paradoxically contradict the ideal and obedient citizen. This study will therefore focus on criticism of „normality“ rather than on criticism of the extreme ideologies.
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Year
Volume
71
Issue
3
Pages
231 – 239
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Contributors
  • Ústav európskych štúdií a medzinárodných vzťahov, Fakulta sociálnych a ekonomických vied UK, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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