The theory and practice of hell: the German concentration camps and the system behind them

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Octagon Books, 1950 - History - 307 pages
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Kogon's report to the Allied liberation forces describes the purpose, character, administration, and human impact of German detention camps

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Review: The Theory and Practice of Hell: The German Concentration Camps and the System Behind Them

User Review  - Elissa Lawrence - Goodreads

It feels wrong to give this book a star rating, considering its subject. A good broad overview of the inner workings of a concentration camp from a survivor. Because the breadth of the subject is so ... Read full review

Review: The Theory and Practice of Hell: The German Concentration Camps and the System Behind Them

User Review  - Regina - Goodreads

This is a good depiction of how concentration camps were run and how the system itself worked. Read full review

Contents

Chapter Page Publ1shers Introduct1on to the Amer1can Ed1t1on
7
The A1ms and Organ1zat1on of the SS Super State
15
The Purpose Character and Number of the German Con centrat1on Camps
30
Copyright

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About the author (1950)

Nikolaus Wachsmann is a professor of Modern German History at the University of London and the author of "Hitler's Prisons: Legal Terror in Nazi Germany." Dr. Eugen Kogon was a political prisoner at Buchenwald from September 1939 to April 1945. After the war, he wrote "The Theory and Practice of Hell.