Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp / Edition 1 by Yisrael Gutman | 9780253208842 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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:
576,017
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.56(d)

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Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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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.