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Birkenau (Concentration camp)

Works: 862 works in 1,102 publications in 8 languages and 10,680 library holdings
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Classifications: D805.P7, 940.5318092
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    Inside the gas chambers : eight months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz by Shlomo Venezia( Book )
    6 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and French and held by 741 libraries worldwide
    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 they had almost certainly been gassed. Given the chance to earn a little extra bread, he agreed to become a 'Sonderkommando', without realising what this entailed. He soon found himself a member of the 'special unit' responsible for removing the corpses from the gas chambers and burning their bodies. Dispassionately, he details the grim round of daily tasks, evokes the terror inspired by the man in charge of the crematoria, 'Angel of Death' Otto Moll, and recounts the attempts made by some of the prisoners to escape, including the revolt of October 1944. It is usual to imagine that none of those who went into the gas chambers at Auschwitz ever emerged to tell their tale - but, as a member of a 'Sonderkommando', Shlomo Venezia was given this horrific privilege. He knew that, having witnessed the unspeakable, he in turn would probably be eliminated by the SS in case he ever told his tale. He survived: this is his story. Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Smoke over Birkenau by Liana Millu( Book )
    14 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 605 libraries worldwide
    Presents stories of women who lived and suffered alongside Liana Millu during months in a concentration camp, describing their struggle to overcome violence and tragedy
    Elie Wiesel goes home ( visu )
    3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
    Elie Wiesel returns to the village of his birth and to Auschwitz and Birkenau the camps where he was interned during WWII
    Elly : my true story of the Holocaust by Elly Gross( Book )
    3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
    Relates how the author was torn from her happy home and sent to Birkenau by the Nazis, describing how she worked long hours and fought for survival before being set free at the end of the war and beginning a new life in America
    The grey zone by Tim Blake Nelson( visu )
    2 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
    "Chronicles a unit of Auschwitz [II]'s Sonderkommando, a special squad of Jewish prisoners, who staged the only armed revolt that would ever take place at Auschwitz"--Container
    There is a place on earth : a woman in Birkenau by Giuliana Tedeschi Brunelli( Book )
    3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
    Life--the sight of a starlit sky, a luminous summer sunset as the inmates return from labor in the evening, the harmonious gestures and wild, untamed faces of the girls deftly hauling sewage. What prevails miraculously, setting this book apart from the recollections of men, is a woman's frank love of the body and the senses, a tight bond with the world of feelings, with imagination and dreams. This is the true dimension of this book's inspirational power
    Birkenau : the camp of death by Marco Nahon( Book )
    2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
    "This memoir details the experiences of a Greek Jew in Hitler's concentration camps. Marco Nahon, a physician educated at the University of Beirut, was practicing medicine and living with his family in the small Thracian town of Dhidhimoteichon (Dimotika), already in Nazi hands, when the Germans began rounding up Jews. In 1943, Nahon and his family were deported to Birkenau, the extermination subcamp of Auschwitz, where his wife and young daughter were killed. There he witnessed firsthand the calculated brutality designed by the likes of Eichmann and Speer and implemented by Mengele and others"--Jacket
    The story of Karl Stojka : a childhood in Birkenau : exhibition at the embassy of Austria, April 30 to May 29, 1992 : catalogue by Karl Stojka( Book )
    3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
    But you did not come back by Marceline Loridan( Book )
    9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 346 libraries worldwide
    An activist and documentary filmmaker, who was arrested in occupied France at the age of fifteen, presents this deeply personal account of her experiences during the Holocaust and the death of her father in a concentration camp that overshadowed her whole life
    Smoke over Birkenau by Seweryna Szmaglewska( Book )
    26 editions published between 1945 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 316 libraries worldwide
    Wspomnienia z obozu śmierci
    The search by G. L Durlacher( Book )
    2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
    Gerhard Durlacher was stunned to discover that he was not the only survivor who was assigned to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944. The Search follows his quest to find his fellow survivors and ends with a reunion of the Birkenau boys in Israel in 1990
    Swimming in Auschwitz survival stories of six women ( visu )
    4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
    Six women Holocaust survivors, currently living in Los Angeles, bear witness to the female experience of life in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps
    Auschwitz by Jane Shuter( Book )
    2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
    Discusses the purpose, processing of inmates, daily life, and other activities and aspects of the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau
    Oświęcim-Brzezinka (Auschwitz-Birkenau) concentration camp by Jan Sehn( Book )
    21 editions published between 1956 and 1964 in 5 languages and held by 180 libraries worldwide
    Bilag: Personliste over dømte ved proces i Warszawa 2. april 1947
    Auschwitz by David Robson( Book )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
    A detailed study of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland which began as a prisoner of war camp and later served as a death camp to millions of Jews, Poles, Czechs, and others deemed undesirable by the Nazi regime
    Winter time : memoirs of a German Sinto who survived Auschwitz by Walter Stanoski Winter( Book )
    2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
    Death books from Auschwitz : remnants ( Book )
    3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
    Amidst a nightmare of crime : manuscripts of prisoners in crematorium squads found at Auschwitz ( Book )
    4 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
    Auschwitz chronicle, 1939-1945 by Danuta Czech( Book )
    2 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 110 libraries worldwide
    Nazi designers of death ( visu )
    2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
    Interviews with historians, including architectural theorist Robert Jan van Pelt, on the growing body of evidence found in architectural plans of the systematic designing and building of gas chambers by the German army at Auschwitz and Birkenau during World War II. The involvement of the Topf und Söhne firm and the SS Neubauleitung is particularily examined. Includes interviews with camp survivors
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Alternative Names
Auschwitz-Birkenau (koncentrationsläger)
Auschwitz II-Birkenau
Auschwitz II (Camp de concentration)
Auschwitz II (campo de concentración)
Auschwitz II (Concentration camp)
Auschwitz II (koncentrationsläger)
Auschwitz II (Polonia, Campo de concentración)
Birkenau (Concentration camp)
Birkenau (Poland : Concentration Camp)
Brzezinka (Camp de concentration)
Brzezinka (campo de concentración)
Brzezinka (Concentration camp)
Brzezinka (koncentrationsläger)
Brzezinka (Polonia, Campo de concentración)
Raïsko (Pologne ; camp de concentration)
Rajsko, Brzesko County
Rajsko (Camp de concentration)
Rajsko (Concentration camp)
Rajsko (Polonia : campo de concentración)
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