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POPNOTES | ‘The Zone of Interest’: A hate that is outside man

Christian Friedel as Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss in Jonathan Glazer's “The Zone of Interest.”
Christian Friedel as Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss in Jonathan Glazer's “The Zone of Interest.”

Now, no normal person will ever be able to identify with Hitler, Himmler, Goebbels, Eichmann, and endless others. This dismays us, and at the same time gives us a sense of relief, because perhaps it is desirable that their words (and also, unfortunately, their deeds) cannot be comprehensible to us....

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