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

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Berkley Books, Jul 1, 1998 - History - 333 pages
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Originally written in 1945, this extraordinary book is an intimate account of Eugen Kogon, prisoner at Buchenwald and assistant to the infamous Nazi human medical experiments.

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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

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

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

I bought this one when I was stationed in (the old) West Germany. I wanted to understand how the Holocaust was carried out after visiting Dachau. This book painted a clear picture of a technologically ... Read full review

Contents

The Aims and Organization of the SS Super State
1
The Purpose Character and Number of the German Concentration Camps
19
The Categories of Prisoners
29
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

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.