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

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Berkley Books, 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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The Aims and Organization of the SS Super State
The Purpose Character and Number of the German Concentration Camps
The Categories of Prisoners

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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.

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