Spaniards In The Holocaust

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$171.24
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $79.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 62%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (3) from $79.99   
  • New (1) from $214.51   
  • Used (2) from $79.99   

Overview

This important work focuses on the experience of the large Spanish contingent within the Mauthausen concentration camp, one of the least known but most terrible camps in Nazi Germany. Refugees from the repercussions of the Civil War, 7,000 Spanish Republicans were arrested in France by the invading Nazis in the collapse of 1940. A microcosm of the experience of national prisoner communities, their story possesses a unique historical value. No other national group succeeded in placing its members in all the key clerical positions in the SS administration, and no other group managed to hide and save all its basic records.
Vilified by Franco and condemned by Hitler, their story makes an outstanding contribution to the literature of the holocaust.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

List of plates
Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations, acronyms and portmanteau words
A glossary of terms
Comparative ranks
Pt. I The SS archipelago 1
1 Captives in the Channel Islands 3
2 Deported to the Stalags 9
3 The Spaniards and the KZ universe 11
4 Classification and stratification 14
5 Opposing programmes: extenuation versus extermination 18
6 Everyday life in the KZ 22
7 Oranienburg, Buchenwald and Mauthausen compared 29
8 The survival of the evidence 32
Pt. II Mauthausen, Category Three 43
1 The arrival 45
2 The outer circle: the SS staff 51
3 The inner circle: the Kapos 60
4 The first Spanish contingents 63
5 International friction and the brothel 69
6 The Spaniards as seen by others 75
7 The paradox of entertainment 79
8 The Revier, antechamber of death 83
9 The quarry and the 186 steps 89
10 Local Kommandos 93
11 The Nebenlager 95
12 Schloss Hartheim and the mobile gas chamber 109
13 Escape and the SS response 112
Pt. III Survival 121
1 The nucleus of a resistance 123
2 A Spaniard enters the Central Administration Office 127
3 A Spaniard enters the photo lab 133
4 Franco's consulate in Vienna 144
5 A marriage at Auschwitz 148
6 Holy Night 150
7 A visit to Melk 155
8 An international committee forms 157
9 Atrocities against Allied prisoners 161
10 The Resistance forms a military branch 165
11 Reds and Blues replace the Greens and Blacks 170
12 Incidents in the photo lab 173
13 The Soviet break-out from the Death Block 178
14 Mauthausen as the terminus of evacuation 185
15 Growing fears of a general massacre 192
16 The evacuation of the last Nebenlager 199
17 The photos and the Poschacher boys 204
18 The departure of the SS 208
Pt. IV Liberation 217
1 The Soviet assault from the east 219
2 The American assault from the west 225
3 The liberation of Gusen and Mauthausen 233
4 The night of 5-6 May 240
5 The return of the Americans to Mauthausen 253
6 Ebensee: the last liberation 264
7 The American-Soviet link-up 270
8 The final German surrender 273
9 Punishment and impunity for the SS criminals 280
Epilogue 293
Notes 313
Annexes 389
Bibliography 417
Index 427
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)