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Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp

Author : Israel Gutman
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Leading scholars from the united States, Israel, Poland, and other European countries provide a comprehensive account of what took place at the Auschwitz death camp. The book addresses the history of the camp, the technology and dimensions of the genocide carried out there, profiles of the perpetrators and the lives of inmates, underground resistance and escapes, and what the outside world knew about Auschwitz and when. 25 photos.

Jewish Doctors and the Holocaust

Author : Ross W. Halpin
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This is the first attempt to explain how Jewish doctors survived extreme adversity in Auschwitz where death could occur at any moment. The ordinary Jewish slave labourer survived an average of fifteen weeks. Ross Halpin discovers that Jewish doctors survived an average of twenty months, many under the same horrendous conditions as ordinary prisoners. Despite their status as privileged prisoners Jewish doctors starved, froze, were beaten to death and executed. Many Holocaust survivors attest that luck, God and miracles were their saviors. The author suggests that surviving Auschwitz was far more complex. Interweaving the stories of Jewish doctors before and during the Holocaust Halpin develops a model that explains the anatomy of survival. According to his model the genesis of survival of extreme adversity is the will to live which must be accompanied by the necessities of life, specific personal traits and defence mechanisms. For survival all four must co-exist.

The Horror of My Thoughts

Author : Nat Crosby
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The Horror of My Thoughts -A visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau- by Nat Crosby and published by Winnisimmet Press. Using photo illustrations, poetry, and history, Nat Crosby presents his reactions to visiting Auschwitz. Nat's short descriptions show the rise and fall of the most notorious Nazi death camp of the Holocaust. The photo illustrations show the graphic nature of the museum dedicated to preventing the Shoah from ever being forgotten. Like black and white, his poetry expresses the divide between the reality of the death camp and the physicality of the place. The poetry is a call to discover for oneself what should not be discovered. The history and illustrations are a reminder of the horrors that should never forgotten.

Architect of Death at Auschwitz

Author : John W. Primomo
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Rudolf Hoss has been called the greatest mass murderer in history. As the longest-serving commandant of Auschwitz, he supervised the killing of more than 1.1 million people. Unlike many of his Nazi colleagues who denied either knowing about or participating in the Holocaust, Hoss remorselessly admitted, both at the Nuremberg war crimes trial and in his memoirs, that he sent hundreds of thousands of Jews to their deaths in the gas chambers, frankly describing the killing process. His "innovations" included the use of hydrogen cyanide (derived from the pesticide Zyklon B) in the camp's gas chambers. Hoss lent his name to the 1944 operation that gassed 430,000 Hungarian Jews in 56 days, exceeding the capacity of the Auschwitz's crematoria. This biography follows Hoss throughout his life, from his childhood through his Nazi command and eventual reckoning at Nuremberg. Using historical records and Hoss' autobiography, it explores the life and mind of one of history's most notorious and sadistic individuals.

Architect of Death at Auschwitz

Author : John W. Primomo
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Rudolf Hoss has been called the greatest mass murderer in history. As the longest-serving commandant of Auschwitz, he supervised the killing of more than 1.1 million people. Unlike many of his Nazi colleagues who denied either knowing about or participating in the Holocaust, Hoss remorselessly admitted, both at the Nuremberg war crimes trial and in his memoirs, that he sent hundreds of thousands of Jews to their deaths in the gas chambers, frankly describing the killing process. His "innovations" included the use of hydrogen cyanide (derived from the pesticide Zyklon B) in the camp's gas chambers. Hoss lent his name to the 1944 operation that gassed 430,000 Hungarian Jews in 56 days, exceeding the capacity of the Auschwitz's crematoria. This biography follows Hoss throughout his life, from his childhood through his Nazi command and eventual reckoning at Nuremberg. Using historical records and Hoss' autobiography, it explores the life and mind of one of history's most notorious and sadistic individuals.

The Anatomy of Murder

Author : Sabine Hildebrandt
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Of the many medical specializations to transform themselves during the rise of National Socialism, anatomy has received relatively little attention from historians. While politics and racial laws drove many anatomists from the profession, most who remained joined the Nazi party, and some helped to develop the scientific basis for its racialist dogma. As historian and anatomist Sabine Hildebrandt reveals, however, their complicity with the Nazi state went beyond the merely ideological. They progressed through gradual stages of ethical transgression, turning increasingly to victims of the regime for body procurement, as the traditional model of working with bodies of the deceased gave way, in some cases, to a new paradigm of experimentation with the “future dead.”

Documents on the Holocaust

Author : Yits?a? Arad
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These 213 documents on the theory, planning, and execution of, and reaction and resistance to, the Nazi plan to exterminate European Jews date from the 1920s through the closing days of World War II and focus on the experience of eastern Europe. The crystallization of the principles of Nazi anti-Semitism, the policies of the Third Reich toward the Jews, the period of segregation and enclosed ghettos, and the stages through which the 'final solution' were implemented are some of the topics covered. Other documents shed light on Jewish public activities and the organization of the Underground and Jewish self-defense. Many of the documents of Jewish origin were not published previously. This comprehensive collection is essential for understanding the history of the Holocaust. Yitzhak Arad has written numerous books, including The Pictorial History of the Holocaust. Israel Gutman is a coeditor of Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp. Abraham Margaliot taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Introducer Steven T. Katz is a professor of religion and the director of the Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University.

The Survivor

Author : Terrence Des Pres
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An examination of how inmates survived, both physically and mentally, their internment in camps, discussing not only the Nazi concentration and extermination camps but also the Soviet Gulag.

The Journal of Historical Review

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Index to Jewish Periodicals

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An author and subject index to selected and American Anglo-Jewish journals of general and scholarly interests.

Death by Design

Author : Eric Katz
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Through a selection of primary and secondary sources, Death by Design examines the uses of technology during the Holocaust and the specific ways in which scientists, architects, medical professionals, businessmen, and engineers participated in the planning and operation of the concentration and extermination camps that were the foundation of the 'final solution'. The book discusses the overriding intellectual, ethical, and philosophical implications of the Nazi's use of science and technology in their killing operations.

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Author : Dinah Shelton
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Traces the history of events that qualify as genocide and crimes against humanity, profiles perpetrators and heroes, and explains international laws and law proceedings aimed at ending these crimes. It also covers propaganda, sociological and philosophical explanations, literature and film.

The Crematories of Auschwitz

Author : Carlo Mattogno
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Jewish Currents

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Zwischen Erziehung und Vernichtung

Author : Michael Zimmermann
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Die historische Forschung zur deutschen Zigeunerpolitik konzentrierte sich bisher auf die Jahre 1933 bis 1945. Wenn aber der spezifische geschichtliche "Ort" der nationalsozialistischen Vernichtungspolitik gegen die Zigeuner bestimmt werden soll, gilt es daruber hinaus die Wandlungen des Diskurses uber die Zigeuner, die Kontinuitaten und Diskontinuitaten in der Zigeunerpolitik in Europa und Deutschland, die Rolle der Wissenschaften und die Handlungsspielraume der Betroffenen zu analysieren. Die Autoren, die sich diesen Fragen aus dem Blickwinkel unterschiedlicher Disziplinen widmen, kommen aus Bulgarien, Deutschland, Frankreich, Grossbritannien, Israel, den Niederlanden, Osterreich, Rumanien, der Schweiz und den USA. Aus dem Inhalt Vorwort I. Problemaufrisse: Michael Zimmermann: Zigeunerpolitik und Zigeuner-Diskurse im Europa des 20. Jahrhunderts Klaus-Michael Bogdal: "Dieses schwartz, ungestaltet und wildschweiffige Gesind". Symbolische Codierung und literarische Diskursivierung der "Zigeuner" vor 1800 Jakob Tanner: Eugenik und Rassenhygiene in Wissenschaft und Politik seit dem ausgehenden 19. Jahrhundert: Ein historischer Uberblick II. Zigeunerpolitik und Zigeunerdiskurse im 20. Jahrhundert. Landerstudien: Elenea Marushiakova / Vesselin Popov: Zigeunerpolitik und Zigeunerwissenschaft in Bulgarien (1919-1989) Viorel Achim: Gypsy Research and Gypsy Policy in Romania, 1920-1950 Michael Stewart: Die Roma und der ungarische Kommunismus. Eine Fallstudie Gerhard Baumgartner / Florian Freund: Der Holocaust an den osterreichischen Roma und Sinti Thomas Meier: Zigeunerpolitik und Zigeunerdiskurs in der Schweiz 1850-1970 Leo Lucassen: Gypsy Research and Gypsy Policy in the Netherlands (1850-1970) in a Comparative Perspective David Mayall: "Britain's most demonised people?": political responses to Gypsies and Travellers in twentieth century England Denis Peschanski: Zigeuner in Frankreich 1912-1969: Eine Periode durchgehender Stigmatisierung Walther L. Bernecker: Von der Repression zur Assimilation: Zigeunerpolitik im Spanien des 20. Jahrhunderts III. Die nationalsozialistische Zigeunerverfolgung und die rassenhygienische Forschungsstelle im Reichsgesundheitsamt: Guenter Lewy: Heinrich Himmler, the SS Office Ahnenerbe, and the Gypsy Question Martin Luchterhandt: Robert Ritter und sein Institut: Vom Nutzen und Benutzen der "Forschung" Eve Rosenhaft: Wissenschaft als Herrschaftsakt: Die Forschungspraxis der Ritterschen Forschungsstelle und das Wissen uber Zigeuner Anne Cottebrune: Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, der NS-Staat und die Forderung rassenhygienischer Forschung: "Steuerbare" Forschung durch Gleichschaltung einer Selbstverwaltungsorganisation? Patrick Wagner: Kriminalpravention qua Massenmord. Die gesellschaftsbiologische Konzeption der NS-Kriminalpolizei und ihre Bedeutung fur die Zigeunerverfolgung Michael Zimmermann: Die Entscheidung fur ein Zigeunerlager in Auschwitz-Birkenau Karola Fings: Die "gutachtlichen Ausserungen" der Rassenhygienischen Forschungsstelle und ihr Einfluss auf die nationalsozialistische Zigeunerpolitik IV. Kriminalwissenschaft, Zigeunerforschung und Zigeunerpolitik in Deutschland nach 1945: Imanuel Baumann: Kriminalwissenschaft zwischen Aussonderung und Resozialisierung Gilad Margalit: Zigeunerpolitik und Zigeunerdiskurs im Deutschland der Nachkriegszeit Peter Widmann: Auszug aus den Baracken. Der Aufstieg der Sozialpadagogik und die deutsche Kommunalpolitik gegenuber "Zigeunern" seit 1945 Literaturverzeichnis - Namensverzeichnis - Abkurzungsverzeichnis - Autorenverzeichnis

Women Gender in Central and Eastern Europe Russia and Eurasia Southeastern and East Central Europe

Author : Mary Fleming Zirin
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This is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and multilingual bibliography on "Women and Gender in East Central Europe and the Balkans (Vol. 1)" and "The Lands of the Former Soviet Union (Vol. 2)" over the past millennium. The coverage encompasses the relevant territories of the Russian, Hapsburg, and Ottoman empires, Germany and Greece, and the Jewish and Roma diasporas. Topics range from legal status and marital customs to economic participation and gender roles, plus unparalleled documentation of women writers and artists, and autobiographical works of all kinds. The volumes include approximately 30,000 bibliographic entries on works published through the end of 2000, as well as web sites and unpublished dissertations. Many of the individual entries are annotated with brief descriptions of major works and the tables of contents for collections and anthologies. The entries are cross-referenced and each volume includes indexes.

Approaches to Teaching Wiesel s Night

Author : Alan Rosen
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Elie Wiesel is an internationally known author, human rights advocate, and lecturer. Night, his first book (1956 in Yiddish, 1958 in French, 1960 in English; a new English translation appeared in 2006), has become a classic memoir of a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust. The seventeen essays of this volume in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature examine the historical, cultural, and literary contexts of Wiesel's book as well as strategies for teaching it in the classroom. Part 1, "Materials," provides resources on the Jewish ghettos and concentration camps of World War II, on the Jewish faith and religious practices, on the genre of victims' diaries, on the critical reception of Night, on Wiesel's other work, and on available audiovisual materials. Part 2, "Approaches," addresses many subjects—among them, Wiesel's narrative techniques, the representation of Auschwitz, the use of different languages, the comparison of Wiesel with Primo Levi, the problems of memory and bearing witness, the Christian response to the Holocaust, and the challenge of teaching a grim and painful text to students.

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Germany and the Second World War Volume IX I German Wartime Society 1939 1945 Politicization Disintegration and the Struggle for Survival

Author : Ralf Blank
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The Second World War affected the lives and shaped the experience of millions of individuals in Germany - soldiers at the front, women, children and the elderly sheltering in cellars, slave labourers toiling in factories, and concentration-camp prisoners and POWs clearing rubble in the Reich's devastated cities.Taking a 'history from below' approach, the volume examines how the minds and behaviour of individuals were moulded by the Party as the Reich took the road to Total War. The ever-increasing numbers of German workers conscripted into the Wehrmacht were replaced with forced foreign workers and slave labourers and concentration camp prisoners. The interaction in everyday life between German civilian society and these coerced groups is explored, as is that society>'s relationship to theHolocaust.From early 1943, the war on the home front was increasingly dominated by attack from the air. The role of the Party, administration, police, and courts in providing for the vast numbers of those rendered homeless, in bolstering civilian morale with 'miracle revenge weapons' propaganda, and in maintaining order in a society in disintegration is reviewed in detail.For society in uniform, the war in the east was one of ideology and annihilation, with intensified indoctrination of the troops after Stalingrad. The social profile of this army is analysed through study of a typical infantry division. The volume concludes with an account of the various forms of resistance to Hitler's regime, in society and the military, culminating in the failed attempt on his life in July 1944.

In Pursuit of Justice

Author : United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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