Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp

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An authoritative account of the operation of the Auschwitz death camp.“. . . a comprehensive work that is unlikely to be overtaken for many years. This learnedvolume is about as chilling as historiography gets.” —Walter Laqueur, The New Republic“. . . a vital contribution to Holocaust studies and a bulwark against forgetting.” —Publishers Weekly“Rigorously documented, brilliantly written, organized, and edited . . . the most authoritativebook about a place of unsurpassed importance in human history.” —John K. Roth“Never before has knowledge concerning every aspect of Auschwitz . . . been made available in such authority, depth, and comprehensiveness.” —Richard L. RubensteinLeading scholars from the United States, Israel, Poland, and other European countries provide the first comprehensive account of what took place at the Auschwitz death camp. Principal sections of the book address the institutional history of the camp, the technology and dimensions of the genocide carried out there, the profiles of the perpetrators and the lives of the inmates, underground resistance and escapes, and what the outside world knew about Auschwitz and when.Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
 

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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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About the author (1998)

Yisrael Gutman is Professor Emeritus of Jewish History at Hebrew University and former Director of the Research Center, Yad Vashem.
Michael Berenbaum is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation and former Director of the United States Holocaust Research Institute.

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