Surviving the Camps: Unity in Adversity During the Holocaust

Surviving the Camps: Unity in Adversity During the Holocaust

by Paul R. Bartrop
     
 

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Surviving the Camps is an intriguing study of life in the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Paul R. Bartrop responds to earlier scholarly evaluations with the theory that the formation of a prisoner social system based on cooperation and mutual aid served as a positive force that, to a substantial degree, countered the structure imposed on the prisoners

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Surviving the Camps is an intriguing study of life in the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Paul R. Bartrop responds to earlier scholarly evaluations with the theory that the formation of a prisoner social system based on cooperation and mutual aid served as a positive force that, to a substantial degree, countered the structure imposed on the prisoners by the Nazis. Bartrop concludes that only group solidarity could alleviate the problems of living in a social environment as extreme as the concentration camp. Analyzing the testimonial accounts of many concentration camp survivors, Surviving the Camps will be an excellent source for academic historians, psychologists, and professors of Jewish and Holocaust studies.

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Jewish Book World
This is a useful addition to the literature on Nazi concentration camps and is strongly recommended for inclusion in all Holocaust studies curricula.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761816294
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
04/12/2000
Series:
Studies in the Shoah Series
Edition description:
Volume No. XXIII
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Paul R. Bartrop is an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Australian and International Studies, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

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