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

User Review  - Elissa Lawrence - Goodreads

It feels wrong to give this book a star rating, considering its subject. A good broad overview of the inner workings of a concentration camp from a survivor. Because the breadth of the subject is so ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Mike Wigal - Goodreads

An important book. Largely overlooked. Gives a more in depth look at the operations of the SS super state in Nazi Germany, not typically discussed in the current day. 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
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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.

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