A Battlefield of Ideas: Nazi Concentration Camps and Their Polish Prisoners

A Battlefield of Ideas: Nazi Concentration Camps and Their Polish Prisoners

by Tadeusz Debski
     
 

Written by a concentration camp survivor, Battlefield of Ideas draws upon personal experience and historical sources largely unknown to American scholars to provide an in-depth examination of life inside the camps and the survival tactics of Polish prisoners. Debski offers a new "battlefield" model for studying the camps that emphasizes the prisoners'

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Written by a concentration camp survivor, Battlefield of Ideas draws upon personal experience and historical sources largely unknown to American scholars to provide an in-depth examination of life inside the camps and the survival tactics of Polish prisoners. Debski offers a new "battlefield" model for studying the camps that emphasizes the prisoners' actions against Nazi power and stands as a powerful critique of older explanatory models--put forth by prominent scholars such as Hannah Arendt and Lawrence Langer--that assume prisoners were unable to resist.

East European Monographs

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Written by a concentration camp survivor,Battlefield of Ideas draws upon personal experience and historical sources to provide an examination of life inside the camps and the survival tactics of Polish prisoners... Debski presents a typology of prisoners that contributes to our understanding of the sociology of the camps.

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ISBN-13:
9780880334785
Publisher:
East European Monographs
Publication date:
01/02/2002
Series:
East European Monographs
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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