Inside the vicious heart: Americans and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps
Forty years ago Allied soldiers liberated Buchenwald, Dachau, Belsen, and other concentration camps, and came face to face with the human ruins of the Nazi system of slave labor and genocide. What they saw transformed the definition of evil in the Western mind. Inside the Vicious Heart captures the shock of that discovery by telling the story of the camp liberations as experienced by American GIs and other eyewitness, including Eisenhower, Patton, Joseph Pulitzer, and Margaret Bourke-White. Through their diaries, letters, and photographs we see how those Americans finally made the world believe what until then had only been rumored.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
A Double Vision Natzwiller
Ohrdruf and Nordhausen
5 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
Inside the Vicious Heart: Americans and the Liberation of Nazi Concentration ...
Robert H. Abzug
No preview available - 1987
Allied American soldier anti-Semitism April April 12 Armored Division Army Auschwitz Balts barracks became began Belsen bodies Bracker British Buchenwald burial C. W. Doughty command Communist concentration camp Corps corpses crematorium Dachau dead Death Camps displaced persons DP camp Ebensee Eisenhower evacuation experience extermination face films Flossenburg forced Gardelegen gas chamber German civilians Glasshow guards Gunskirchen Gusen Heymont Hitler's Holocaust Project horror human Ibid inmates Interview Jack Hallett Jewish DPs Jews Joseph Kushlis killed labor camps Landsberg liberated prisoners Little Camp living looked Ludwigslust mass graves Mauthausen Meyer Levin Natzwiller Nazi atrocities Nazi genocide newsreel Nordhausen officers Ohrdruf Parloff Patton photographs pile Pister Poland population reality refugees sadism scenes seemed sense shock slave labor Sparks stacked stories sub-camps survivors Susan Sontag Thekla tion told torture tour town USAMHI V-E Day victims Witness Woebbelin wrote York