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The harrowing of hell: Dachau

Author: Marcus J Smith; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press [1972]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A medical officer sent to Dachau in April 1945 to reclaim the lives of more than 32,000 prisoners of whom about 8% were Jews, Dr. Smith draws on letters he wrote to his wife at the time and re-creates his day-to-day experiences to remind a forgetful world of the effects of fascism.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Marcus J.
Harrowing of hell: Dachau.
Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press [1972]
(OCoLC)700959108
Named Person: Marcus J Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus J Smith; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0826302645 9780826302649
OCLC Number: 567003
Description: xl, 291 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 : The beginning. Back to school --
The dragon's teeth --
Increased resistance --
DP Team 115 --
The journey --
Part 2 : The first camp. The indigenous authority --
The slaves --
The Russians --
Population changes --
Dusty days --
New orders --
Camaraderie --
Part 3 : Dachau : the first week. Liberation --
The inspection --
Priorities --
The famish'd people --
Camp fever --
The IPC, the visitors, and the "pigs" --
The burial detail --
The last days of Dachau --
Dr. Ali Kuci --
Part 4 : Dachau : the turning point. Friction --
Good news and bad news --
Research --
The warehouses --
The rabbits, the plantage, the chapel, and the women --
Complaint department --
Homeward bound --
The townspeople --
Vacation --
Departure --
Afterword --
Appendixes. Loose ends --
The special prisoners --
Postscript : 1972.
Other Titles: Dachau: the harrowing of hell
Responsibility: [by] Marcus J. Smith.

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A medical officer sent to Dachau in April 1945 to reclaim the lives of more than 32,000 prisoners of whom about 8% were Jews, Dr. Smith draws on letters he wrote to his wife at the time and re-creates his day-to-day experiences to remind a forgetful world of the effects of fascism.

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