The 'Desk Killers' of History, with Dan Gretton and Ros Urwin


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In this episode we are joined by Dan Gretton, the author of I You We Them: Journeys Beyond Evil: The Desk Killer in History and Today. In an interview with Ros Urwin of The Sunday Times, he explores the psychology behind some of the least visible perpetrators of crimes against humanity in history — the banal and bureaucratic ‘desk killers’ who ordered and directed some of the worst atrocities of the last two hundred years.

In the second half of the episode Dan Gretton makes reference to a map of the Auschwitz chemical plant, which can be seen here:

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