Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp

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Indiana University Press, 1998 - History - 638 pages
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"This learned volume is about as chilling as historiography gets." —Walter Laqueur, The New Republic

"... a one-volume study of Auschwitz without peer in Holocaust literature." —Kirkus Reviews

"... a comprehensive portrait of the largest and most lethal of the Nazi death camps... serves as a vital contribution to Holocaust studies and a bulwark against forgetting." —Publishers Weekly

More than a million people were murdered at Auschwitz, of whom 90 percent were Jews. Here leading scholars from around the world provide the first comprehensive account of what took place at Auschwitz.

 

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Contents

Auschwitz An Overview
5
The System of Prisoner Exploitation
34
The Satellite Camps
50
The Number of Victims
61
Dimensions of Genocide
77
Auschwitz and the Ftnal Solution
81
A Site in Search of a Mission
93
Gas Chambers and Crematoria
157
Women
393
Children
412
The Family Camp
428
Gypsies
441
Hungarian Jews
456
Auschwitz A Psychological Perspective
469
The Resistance
483
The Auschwitz Underground
485

The Machinery of Mass Murder at Auschwitz
183
The Plunder of Victims and Their Corpses
246
The Perpetrators
267
HistoricalSociological Profile of the Auschwitz SS
271
Rudolf Boss
288
Nazi Doctors
301
The Crimes of Josef Mengele
317
The Inmates
359
The Auschwitz Prisoner Administration
363
Hospitals
379
Prisoner Escapes
503
Diaries of the Sonderkommando
522
Auschwitz and the Outside World
535
What Was Known and When
539
The Vrba and Wetzler Report
553
Why Auschwitz Wasnt Bombed
569
Postwar Peosecution of the Auschwitz SS
588
The Literature of Auschwitz
601
Index
621
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