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Concentration camps : a very short introduction

Author: Dan Stone
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019.
Series: Very short introductions, 601.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Concentration camps are a relatively new invention, a recurring feature of twentieth century warfare, and one that is important to the modern global consciousness and identity. Although the most famous concentration camps are those under the Nazis, the use of concentration camps originated several decades before the Third Reich, in the Philippines and in the Boer War, and they have been used again in numerous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Stone
ISBN: 9780198723387 0198723385
OCLC Number: 1102046180
Description: xvi, 139 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: 1. What is a concentration camp? --
2. Origins --
3. The Third Reich's world of camps --
4. The Gulag --
5. The wide world of camps --
6. 'An Auschwitz every three months': society as camps?
Series Title: Very short introductions, 601.
Responsibility: Dan Stone.

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Nazi concentration camps are by no means the only examples of these 'extreme institutions'; Dan Stone sets out the fuller story, from the Boer War to Bosnia. He shows how different regimes have used  Read more...

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