In the Shadow of Death: Living Outside the Gates of Mauthausen

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This book states the fallacy of the notion that German and Austrian civilians were sheltered from the horrors of the Holocaust. The author examined the lives of those who lived in immediate proximity to Mauthausen, one of the Nazi's most vicious facilities in Austria, and found how individuals could reconcile themselves to the atrocities that took place under their noses. He argues that there was an almost total suspension of moral action.

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Horwitz has written a useful history of the interaction between the civilian population and the Nazi concentration camp of Mauthausen and its satellite camps, both during and after World War II ... Read full review

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