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Order of terror : the concentration camp.

Author: Wolfgang Sofsky
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Princeton Univ Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the twelve years from 1933 until 1945, the concentration camp operated as a terror society. In this book, the German sociologist Wolfgang Sofsky looks at the concentration camp from the inside as a laboratory of cruelty and a system of absolute power built on extreme violence, "terror labor" and the extermination of human beings.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Sofsky
ISBN: 0691006857 9780691006857
OCLC Number: 182039386
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Contents: List of Tables and FiguresAcknowledgmentsPt. IIntroduction11Entry32Absolute Power163On the History of the Concentration Camps28Pt. IISpace and Time454Zones and Camp Plans475Boundary and Gate556The Block657Camp Time738Prisoner's Time82Pt. IIISocial Structures959The SS Personnel9710Classes and Classifications11711Self-Management and the Gradation of Power13012The Aristocracy14513Mass, Exchange, Dissociation153Pt. IVWork16514Work and Slavery16715The Beneficiaries17316Work Situations185Pt. VViolence and Death19717The Muselmann19918Epidemics20619Terror Punishment21420Violent Excesses22321Selection24122The Death Factory259Epilogue276Selected Glossary and Abbreviations283Abbreviations Used in Notes and Bibliography289Notes291Bibliography343

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