Inside the Concentration Camps: Eyewitness Accounts of Life in Hitler's Death Camps

Paperback | September 30, 1996

byEugene Aroneanu

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This book is a translation of an oral history of the concentration camp experience recorded immediately after World War II as told by men and women who endured it and lived to tell about it. Their vivid, firsthand accounts heighten the reality of this experience in ways no third-person narrative can capture. Even when they are at a loss for words, their struggle to find language to express the unspeakable is, in itself, mute testimony to the ordeal etched forever on their memories. The testimonies are arranged to reflect the chronology of camp experience (from deportation to liberation), the living conditions of camp life (from malnutrition to forced labor), and the various methods of abuse and extermination (from castration to gassing and cremation). The chronology gives the accounts a narrative flow and even creates a certain suspense, especially as liberation nears and hopes rise.

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This book is a translation of an oral history of the concentration camp experience recorded immediately after World War II as told by men and women who endured it and lived to tell about it. Their vivid, firsthand accounts heighten the reality of this experience in ways no third-person narrative can capture. Even when they are at a los...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9 × 6.03 × 0.63 inPublished:September 30, 1996Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275954471

ISBN - 13:9780275954475

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?[T]his oral history is organized chronologically by camp experience from deportation to liberation. Topics include internment, camp regulations, life in the camps (e.g., labor, sanitary conditios), medical experiences, execution, and the number of dead. The book also includes a list of camps, command posts, and prisons that were used as places of incarceration. The reader will gain from this compilation a vivid and horrifying sense of what life was like in a concentration camp. Recommended for World War II collections.??Library Journal