A narrow bridge to life : Jewish forced labor and survival in the Gross-Rosen camp system, 1940-1945 (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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A narrow bridge to life : Jewish forced labor and survival in the Gross-Rosen camp system, 1940-1945

Author: Belah Guṭerman
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"By 1944 a large part of Eastern Europe had already been liberated by the Red Army, and the Allied Forces were continuing to move in from the west after success at Normandy. Yet, in Lower Silesia, Germany more than sixty new forced labor camps were established, adding to the approximately forty camps that already existed. The inmates were Jews from Hungary and Poland who had been deported from the Lodz ghetto or who
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Belah Guṭerman
ISBN: 9781845452063 1845452062
OCLC Number: 87492949
Language Note: English.
Description: ix, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Forced labor in Nazi Germany and the Nazi-occupied areas --
The forced-labor system in eastern upper Silesia: the establishment of organization Schmelt (1940-1944) --
Forced-labor camps for Jews in lower Silesia and the Sudetenland (1940-1944) --
Phases in the development of the Gross-Rosen main camp (May 1940-October 1943) --
The first subcamps of Gross-Rosen --
Deploying the network of camps --
Labor camps in the Sudetenland --
Code riese: the Führer's secret operation in the Eulen mountains --
Administration of the Gross-rosen labor-camp complex --
Survival in the Gross-Rosen labor camps --
Women in the Gross-Rosen labor camps --
Cultural and spiritual life in the Gross-Rosen labor camps --
The last to be liberated --
Liberation --
Concluding remarks.
Other Titles: Gesher tsar el ha-ḥayim.
Responsibility: Bella Gutterman ; translated by IBRT.
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Provides information on the complexity of German policy toward the Jews and the policy of forced labour. This book describes the daily life of the Jewish slave labourers; and traces Reich economic  Read more...

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