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  - Kin Guan - Goodreads

A personal account of Buchenwald concentration camp by Dr Eugen Kogon. He managed to deliver what he had experienced in the camp to the readers, the terrifying facts of the lives of SS and the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Alexandria Baca - Goodreads

Clear and insightful account of Buchenwald, told by a former longtime inmate. For readers familiar with the subject, the broader assessments weren't new, but I found this to be one of the most ... 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
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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.