Death Comes in Yellow: Skarzysko-Kamienna Slave Labor Camp

Death Comes in Yellow: Skarzysko-Kamienna Slave Labor Camp


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Death Comes in Yellow" presents the history of one slave labor camp in order to shed light on all aspects of the slave labor camps established in Poland under German occupation. Hasag-Skarzysko was one of hundreds of camps scattered throughout occupied Poland. They were distinguished by size, the nationality of the prisoners, their location, the date of their establishment, and the authority in charge. The large number of labor camps reflected the German policy of exploiting the work forces of the occupied countries. These camps were part of a Europe-wide system of forced labor.
The first part of this volume reviews the external history of the camp. The second section, which studies the internal workings of the camp, is quite different in approach and includes an analysis of prisoner society and a moving description of the individual prisoner's struggle to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783718657414
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/01/1997
Pages: 289
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

The Hasag Enigma
Establishment of the Jewish Forced Labor Camp at Skarzysko-Kamienna:
Background and Contributing Factors
The Hasag-Skarzysko Camp During the "Radom Period" (August 1942 to July 1943)
Reinforcement of the Camp: Transports from Majdanek and Plasow
The History of the Camp at Werk A and the "Tadom Tier"
The Struggle to Survive
The Kuehnemann-Pollmer Partnership
The History of Werk B
Under a Cloud of Picric Acid and TNT
The Yellow Kingdom of Lady Markowiczowa
" Life Can Be Good - Even in Werk C"
The Last Act: The Fate of the Survivors
The Historical Background

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