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The business of genocide : the SS, slave labor, and the concentration camps

Author: Michael Thad Allen
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002.
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During World War II, hundreds of thousands of prisoners were worked to death by the Nazis under a brutal system of slave labor in the concentration camps. By 1942, this vast network of slavery extended across all of German-occupied Europe, but the whole operation was run by a surprisingly small staff of bureaucrats--no more than 200 engineers and managers who worked in the Business Administration Main Office of the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Allen, Michael Thad.
Business of genocide.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, c2002
(OCoLC)606785019
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Thad Allen
ISBN: 0807826774 9780807826775 0807856150 9780807856154
OCLC Number: 47243919
Notes: The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Description: xii, 376 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Origins of the SS: The Ideology Is the Modern Organization --
2. A Political Economy of Misery: The SS "Fuhrer" Corporation --
3. Manufacturing a New Order --
4. Engineering a New Order --
5. My Newly Erected House: Slavery in the Modern War Economy --
6. The Hour of the Engineer --
7. Total War and the End in Rubble.
Responsibility: Michael Thad Allen.
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Well-researched and convincing. . . . Present[s] a new picture which is emerging of the history of the Third Reich and its crimes. ("Times Literary Supplement")

 
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