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The Order of terror : the concentration camp

Author: Wolfgang Sofsky
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd PrintingView all editions and formats

Looks at the concentration camp from the inside as a laboratory of cruelty and a system of absolute power built on extreme violence, starvation, "terror labor," and the business-like extermination of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Sofsky
ISBN: 0691006857 9780691006857
OCLC Number: 742438239
Description: VIII, 356 S.
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
Other Titles: Die Ordnung des Terrors : das Konzentrationslager.
Responsibility: Wolfgang Sofsky. Translated by William Templer.


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"[Sofsky] shows the structure of the concentration camp as a complex place of modern civilization. What he has achieved will take your breath away... He has written a book which will fundamentally Read more...

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