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Gitta Sereny discusses her book "Into That Darkness"

BROADCAST: Feb. 7, 1983 | DURATION: 00:52:48


While in a Dusseldorf prison, Gitty Sereny spent 70 hours interviewing Franz Stangl, the commandant of the Treblinka extermination camp. Her book, "Into That Darkness: An Examination of Conscience," questions how could an ordinary man with a wife and children become such an evil monster. Stangl rationalized his job by saying he never hurt anyone, that he never murdered anyone. Sereny said in the end, the only guilt Stangl harbored was that of still being alive.