A small town near Auschwitz : ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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A small town near Auschwitz : ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust

A small town near Auschwitz : ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust

Author: Mary Fulbrook
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"The Silesian town of Bedzin lies a mere twenty-five miles from Auschwitz. Through its linked ghettos and that of its neighboring town, some 85,000 Jews passed on their way to slave labor or the gas chambers. The principal civilian administrator of Bedzin, Udo Klausa, was a happily married family man. He was also responsible for implementing Nazi policies towards the Jews in his area - inhumane processes that were  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Récits personnels
Named Person: Udo Klausa; Udo Klausa; Udo Klausa
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Fulbrook
ISBN: 9780199603305 0199603308 9780199679256 0199679258
OCLC Number: 785077507
Awards: Winner of Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History 2012
Winner of Joint Winner of the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary.
Description: xvii, 421 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Legacies of violence --
Będzin before 1939 --
Border crossings --
The makings of a Nazi Landrat --
An early question of violence --
Only administration --
Means of survival --
Escalation, 1941-1942 --
Towards extermination --
The deportation of August 1942 --
Ghettoization for the 'final solution' --
Final thresholds --
Afterwards and after-words.
Responsibility: Mary Fulbrook.
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The story of a small town near Auschwitz and of its local Nazi administrator. An ordinary functionary and family man without whose help, and those of thousands like him, the murderous plans of the  Read more...


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A milestone in Holocaust historiography. Christopher Browning, New York Review of Books absorbing ... a precise and moving account Jane Caplan, Times Literary Supplement The readers of this book will Read more...

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