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The mark of Cain.
Guilt confessions and amnesty campaigns.
Faith under the gallows: spectacles of innocence in WCP Landsberg.
Cleansed by suffering? the SS general and the human beast.
From honorable sacrifices to lonely scapegoats.
''Understand my boy this truth about the mistake'': inheriting guilt.
''Naturally I will stand by my husband'': marital love and loyalty.
''Absolved from the guilt of the past'': memory as burden and as grace. In 'The Mark of Cain', Katharina von Kellenbach draws on letters exchanged between clergy and Nazi perpetrators, written notes of prison chaplains, memoirs, sermons and prison publications to illuminate the moral and spiritual struggles of perpetrators after the war.