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One might ask what these two thematic complexes are doing in a finance-oriented sociological investigation. Such a question is born of the kind of naivety that only admits economic interrelations to the province of rationalizing thought and thus sacrifices a consideration of interrelations to a reductionist approach.
In their actions, the Jews who cooperated with the Nazis were behaving rationally. They were doing what was necessary to, for example, keep themselves alive for another day or be selected as people deserving of special, more favorable treatment. They were even using rational tools, such as calculating that the sacrifice of a few would save the many, or that if they didn't cooperate many more would die. However, in the end, such actions were irrational in that they helped expedite the process of genocide and they reduced the likelihood of resistance to it." (Ibid.: 444)