Gitta Sereny Honeyman

Journalist, biographer of Treblinka commandant and genocidaire of 900,000, Stangl, Hitler architect Speer, child murderer Mary Bell, child prostitutes.

U.N. welfare officer for child survivors of Dachau. Trilingual daughter of a Hungarian father, German mother, she was smuggled out of France during World War Two as a member of the French resistance.

Catcher in the rye.

Why, I asked Stangl, if they were going to kill them anyway, what was the point of all the humiliation, why the cruelty?

To condition those who actually had to carry out the policies, he said. To make it possible for them to do what they did.