Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp / Edition 1

Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp / Edition 1

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by Yisrael Gutman
     
 

ISBN-10: 025320884X

ISBN-13: 9780253208842

Pub. Date: 04/01/1998

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"This learned volume is about as chilling as historiography gets." —Walter Laqueur, The New Republic

"... a one-volume study of Auschwitz without peer in Holocaust literature." —Kirkus Reviews

"... a comprehensive portrait of the largest and most lethal of the Nazi death camps... serves as a vital contribution to Holocaust studies and a bulwark

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"This learned volume is about as chilling as historiography gets." —Walter Laqueur, The New Republic

"... a one-volume study of Auschwitz without peer in Holocaust literature." —Kirkus Reviews

"... a comprehensive portrait of the largest and most lethal of the Nazi death camps... serves as a vital contribution to Holocaust studies and a bulwark against forgetting."—Publishers Weekly

More than a million people were murdered at Auschwitz, of whom 90 percent were Jews. Here leading scholars from around the world provide the first comprehensive account of what took place at Auschwitz.

Indiana University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253208842
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
656
Sales rank:
672,033
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Pt. IA History of the Camp
1Auschwitz - An Overview5
2The System of Prisoner Exploitation34
3The Satellite Camps50
4The Number of Victims61
Pt. IIDimensions of Genocide
5Auschwitz and the "Final Solution"81
6A Site in Search of a Mission93
7Gas Chambers and Crematoria157
8The Machinery of Mass Murder at Auschwitz183
9The Plunder of Victims and Their Corpses246
Pt. IIIThe Perpetrators
10Historical-Sociological Profile of the Auschwitz SS271
11Rudolf Hoss: Manager of Crime288
12Nazi Doctors301
13The Crimes of Josef Mengele317
Pt. IVThe Inmates
14The Auschwitz Prisoner Administration363
15Hospitals379
16Women393
17Children412
18The Family Camp428
19Gypsies441
20Hungarian Jews456
21Auschwitz - A Psychological Perspective469
Pt. VThe Resistance
22The Auschwitz Underground485
23Prisoner Escapes503
24Diaries of the Sonderkommando522
Pt. VIAuschwitz and the Outside World
25What Was Known and When539
26The Vrba and Wetzler Report553
27Why Auschwitz Wasn't Bombed569
28Postwar Prosecution of the Auschwitz SS588
29The Literature of Auschwitz601
Index621

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The Anatomy of Auschwitz Death Camp is probably one of the most hardcore and most likely one of the best historical non-fiction informational pieces on Auschwitz. This book tells the history of the Auschwitz prison, about all of its warlords, heroes, and prisoners. With detailed maps confiscated from the 3rd Reich and pictures reprinted from SS police vaults, it has a well made visual aid. With accounts from people who lived through the atrocities in Auschwitz, and from the guards who saw some of the most horrendous murders ever. Much of the book is about the people of Auschwitz 'prisoners, doctors, guards, etc.', but the layout of Auschwitz is included also. Many of the Auschwitz sections, including Auschwitz IV are thoroughly discussed. However, aside from all the information in this book, some pictures contain nudity, and graphic pictures of death. Another thing about this book is its repeated bibliography after each chapter, most of the same sources are stated, instead of a standard appendix. I especially don¿t recommend this book for children under the age of 11. All of the information is accurate, although some sections of the book tend to be confusing with all the information stated at once without much description at first. If you are a World War II historian, a historical nonfiction reader, or researcher, this book is probably a good and rich source. But, if you prefer other types of books, then you probably will find this book morbid and not enjoyable. I hope that if you do pick up this book, it is a great read for you. I feel that knowing about the events that took place inside the prison named Auschwitz may not be joyous, but are an important part of history to all the people who served, survived, and remember the events in the second great world-war.