This site, a subsite of H-Net's H-German discussion network based at Michigan State University, features a scholarly debate on Daniel J. Goldhagen's 1996 monograph 'Hitler's Willing Executioners.' The book inspired extended discussion because its basic thesis assumed that the Germans generally were aware of and helped to support the events of the Holocaust. The subject is so hotly discussed that reviews of the book have inspired long threads which are posted on this page. Part of the discussion focuses on the degree to which Goldhagen challenged an orthodoxy regarding German culpability, beyond which scholars were (and are) tacitly not permitted to go. There are also counter arguments, stating that the orthodoxy goes in the other direction. Historians will find this an especially interesting example of historiography in practice, and as such the site will serve as a historiographical teaching tool. The site's examination of responsibility will also open up questions for researchers working in fields such as philosophy and anthropology.