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Remembering survival : inside a nazi slave-labor camp

Author: Christopher R Browning
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A remarkable story of survival for almost three hundred Jews who live to recount the brutalities of a Nazi work camp.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher R Browning
ISBN: 9780393070194 0393070190 9780393338874 0393338878
OCLC Number: 1052837665
Awards: Winner of National Jewish Book Award (Holocaust) 2010
Description: xxviii, 375 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Jews of Wierzbnik --
The prewar Jewish community of Wierzbnik-Starachowice --
The outbreak of war --
The early months of German occupation --
The Judenrat --
The German occupiers in Wierzbnik-Starachowice --
Coping with adversity in Wierzbnik, 1940-1942 --
pt. 2. The destruction of the Wierzbnik ghetto --
Wierzbnik on the eve of destruction --
The Aktion, October 27, 1942 --
Into the camps --
pt. 3. Terror and typhus : fall 1942-spring 1943 --
Personalities and structures --
The typhus epidemic --
The Althoff massacres --
Tartak --
pt. 4. Stabilization --
The Kolditz era : summer-fall 1943 --
Jewish work --
Food, property, and the underground economy --
The Ukrainian guards --
Poles and Jews --
Children in the camps --
Childbirth, abortion, sex, and rape --
The Schroth era : winter-spring 1944 --
pt. 5. Consolidation, escape, evacuation --
Closing Majówka and Tartak --
The final days --
From Starachowice to Birkenau --
The Starachowice women and children in Birkenau --
Escapees --
pt. 6. Aftermath --
Return to and flight from Wierzbnik --
Postwar investigations and trials in Germany --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Christopher R. Browning.

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