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Inside the gas chambers : eight months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz

Author: Shlomo Venezia; Béatrice Prasquier; Jean Mouttapa
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity ; [Washington, D.C.] : Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : English edView all editions and formats
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This is a unique, eye-witness account of everyday life right at the heart of the Nazi extermination machine. Slomo Venezia was born into a poor Jewish-Italian community living in Thessaloniki, Greece. At first, the occupying Italians protected his family; but when the Germans invaded, the Venezias were deported to Auschwitz. His mother and sisters disappeared on arrival, and he learned, at first with disbelief, that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Interviews
Personal narratives
Named Person: Shlomo Venezia; Shlomo Venezia
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shlomo Venezia; Béatrice Prasquier; Jean Mouttapa
ISBN: 9780745643830 0745643833
OCLC Number: 251891505
Description: xv, 202 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Life in Greece before the deportation --
The first month in Auschwitz-Birkenau --
Sonderkommando: initiation --
Sonderkommando: the work continues --
The Revolt of the Sonderkommando and the dismantling of the crematoria --
Mauthausen, Melk, and Ebensee.
Other Titles: Sonderkommando.
Responsibility: Shlomo Venezia ; in collaboration with Béatrice Prasquier ; foreword by Simone Veil ; historical notes and additional material by Marcello Pezzetti and Umberto Gentiloni ; edited by Jean Mouttapa ; translated by Andrew Brown.
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