跳到内容
Soldiers and slaves : American POWs trapped by the Nazis' final gamble 预览资料
关闭预览资料
正在查...

Soldiers and slaves : American POWs trapped by the Nazis' final gamble

著者: Roger Cohen
出版商: New York : Knopf, 2005.
版本/格式:   图书 : 传记 : 英语 : 1st ed查看所有的版本和格式
数据库:WorldCat
提要:
In February 1945, 350 American POWs captured earlier at the Battle of the Bulge or elsewhere in Europe were singled out by the Nazis because they were Jews or were thought to resemble Jews. They were transported in cattle cars to Berga, a concentration camp in eastern Germany, and put to work as slave laborers, mining tunnels for a planned underground synthetic-fuel factory. This was the only incident of its kind
评估:

(尚未评估) 0 附有评论 - 争取成为第一个。

主题
更多类似这样的

 

在线查找

与资料的链接

在图书馆查找

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; 正在查找有这资料的图书馆...

详细书目

类型/形式: Biography
附加的形体格式: Online version:
Cohen, Roger.
Soldiers and slaves.
New York : Knopf, 2005
(OCoLC)560974078
材料类型: 传记, 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: Roger Cohen
ISBN: 037541410X 9780375414107
OCLC号码: 56111710
描述: 303 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
内容: The Devil quotes scripture --
Sucker punch --
The obedience of corpses --
The selection --
Prayer book and sword --
Walking shadows --
Weasels in a hole --
The dying weeks --
Orders from nowhere --
The Berga prisoners.
责任: Roger Cohen.
更多信息:

摘要:

In February 1945, 350 American POWs captured earlier at the Battle of the Bulge or elsewhere in Europe were singled out by the Nazis because they were Jews or were thought to resemble Jews. They were transported in cattle cars to Berga, a concentration camp in eastern Germany, and put to work as slave laborers, mining tunnels for a planned underground synthetic-fuel factory. This was the only incident of its kind during World War II.

Starved and brutalized, the GIs were denied their rights as prisoners of war, their ordeal culminating in a death march that was halted by liberation near the Czech border. Twenty percent of these soldiers---more than seventy of them---perished. After the war, Berga was virtually forgotten, partly because it fell under Soviet domination and partly because America's Cold War priorities quickly changed, and the experiences of these Americans were buried. Now, for the first time, their story is told in all its blistering detail. This is the story of hell in a small place over a period of nine weeks, at a time when Hitler's Reich was crumbling but its killing machine still churned. It is a tale of madness and heroism, and of the failure to deliver justice for what the Nazis did to these Americans.

Among those involved: William Shapiro, a young medic from the Bronx, hardened in Normandy battles but, as a prisoner, unable to help the Nazis' wasted slaves. whose bodies became as insubstantial as ghosts; Hans Kaster, a defiant German-American who enraged his Nazi captors by demanding, in vain, that his fellow U.S. prisoners be treated with humanity, thus committing the unpardonable sin of betraying his German roots; Morton Goldstein, a garrulous GI from New Jersey, shot dead by the Nazi in charge of the American prisoners in an incident that would spark intense debate at a postwar trial; and Mordecai Hauer, the orphaned Hungarian Jew who, after surviving Auschwitz, stumbled on the GIs in the midst of the Holocaust at Berga and despaired at the sight of liberators become slaves.

Roger Cohen uncovers exactly why the U.S. government did not aggressively prosecute the commandants of Berga, why there was no particular recognition for the POWs and their harsh treatment in the postwar years, and why it took decades for them to receive proper compensation. Soldiers and Slaves is an intimate, intensely dramatic story of war and of a largely forgotten chapter of the Holocaust.

评论

用户提供的评论
正在获取GoodReads评论...
正在检索DOGObooks的评论

标签

争取是第一个!
确认申请

你可能已经申请过这份资料。如果还是想申请,请选确认。

链接数据


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56111710>
library:oclcnum"56111710"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/56111710>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148474>
rdf:typeschema:Intangible
schema:name"World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, German."@en
schema:about
schema:bookEdition"1st ed."
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2005"
schema:description"Among those involved: William Shapiro, a young medic from the Bronx, hardened in Normandy battles but, as a prisoner, unable to help the Nazis' wasted slaves. whose bodies became as insubstantial as ghosts; Hans Kaster, a defiant German-American who enraged his Nazi captors by demanding, in vain, that his fellow U.S. prisoners be treated with humanity, thus committing the unpardonable sin of betraying his German roots; Morton Goldstein, a garrulous GI from New Jersey, shot dead by the Nazi in charge of the American prisoners in an incident that would spark intense debate at a postwar trial; and Mordecai Hauer, the orphaned Hungarian Jew who, after surviving Auschwitz, stumbled on the GIs in the midst of the Holocaust at Berga and despaired at the sight of liberators become slaves."@en
schema:description"In February 1945, 350 American POWs captured earlier at the Battle of the Bulge or elsewhere in Europe were singled out by the Nazis because they were Jews or were thought to resemble Jews. They were transported in cattle cars to Berga, a concentration camp in eastern Germany, and put to work as slave laborers, mining tunnels for a planned underground synthetic-fuel factory. This was the only incident of its kind during World War II."@en
schema:description"The Devil quotes scripture -- Sucker punch -- The obedience of corpses -- The selection -- Prayer book and sword -- Walking shadows -- Weasels in a hole -- The dying weeks -- Orders from nowhere -- The Berga prisoners."@en
schema:description"Starved and brutalized, the GIs were denied their rights as prisoners of war, their ordeal culminating in a death march that was halted by liberation near the Czech border. Twenty percent of these soldiers---more than seventy of them---perished. After the war, Berga was virtually forgotten, partly because it fell under Soviet domination and partly because America's Cold War priorities quickly changed, and the experiences of these Americans were buried. Now, for the first time, their story is told in all its blistering detail. This is the story of hell in a small place over a period of nine weeks, at a time when Hitler's Reich was crumbling but its killing machine still churned. It is a tale of madness and heroism, and of the failure to deliver justice for what the Nazis did to these Americans."@en
schema:description"Roger Cohen uncovers exactly why the U.S. government did not aggressively prosecute the commandants of Berga, why there was no particular recognition for the POWs and their harsh treatment in the postwar years, and why it took decades for them to receive proper compensation. Soldiers and Slaves is an intimate, intensely dramatic story of war and of a largely forgotten chapter of the Holocaust."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/793945653>
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Soldiers and slaves : American POWs trapped by the Nazis' final gamble"@en
schema:numberOfPages"303"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

关闭窗口

请登入WorldCat 

没有张号吗?很容易就可以 建立免费的账号.