The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia Of Camps And Ghettos, 1933-1945: Ghettos…

Hardcover | May 22, 2009

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This monumental 7-volume encyclopedia, the result of years of work by the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will describe the universe of camps and ghettos-some 20,000 in all-that the Nazis and their allies operated, from Norway to North Africa and from France to Russia. For the first time, a single reference work will provide detailed information on each individual site.

This first volume covers three groups of camps: the early camps that the Nazis established in the first year of Hitler's rule, the major SS concentration camps with their constellations of subcamps, and the special camps for Polish and German children and adolescents. Overview essays provide context for each category, while each camp entry provides basic information about the site's purpose; the prisoners, guards, working and living conditions; and key events in the camp's history. Material from personal testimonies helps convey the character of the site, while source citations provide a path to additional information.

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This monumental 7-volume encyclopedia, the result of years of work by the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will describe the universe of camps and ghettos-some 20,000 in all-that the Nazis and their allies operated, from Norway to North Africa and from...

Geoffrey P. Megargee is an applied research scholar at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is author of War of Annihilation: Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941 and Inside Hitler's High Command.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1728 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 2.77 inPublished:May 22, 2009Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Elie Wiesel
Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview
Reader's Guide
List of Abbreviations


Early Camps
Introduction
Camps: Ahrensbök-Holstendorf-Zwickau

Youth camps

WVHA Camps

Introduction

Auschwitz
Main camp
Subcamp system
Camps: Altdorf-Tschechowitz

Bergen-Belsen
Main camp
Camps: Bomlitz-Unterlüss

Buchenwald
Main camp
Subcamp system
Camps: Abteroda-Wolfen

Dachau
Main camp
Subcamp system
Camps: Augsburg-Horgau-Zangberg

Flossenbürg
Main camp
Subcamp system
Camps: Altenhammer-Zwodau

Gross-Rosen
Main camp
Subcamp system
Camps: Aslau-Zittau

Herzogenbusch
Main camp
Camps: Amersfoort-Venlo

Hinzert
Main camp
Camps: Bad Nauheim-Zeltingen

Kaunas
Main camp
Camps: Kauen-Alexoten-Schaulen

Krakau-Plaszöw
Main camp
Camps: Kabelwerk-Zakopane

Lublin-Majdanek
Main camp
Camps: Blizyn-Trawniki

Mauthausen
Main camp
Subcamp system
Camps: Amstetten-Wien-Schwechat-Heidfeld

Mittelbau
Main camp
Subcamp system
Camps: Ballenstedt-Napola-Wickerode

Natzweiler
Main camp
Subcamp system
Camps: Adun-le-Tiche-Wesserling

Neuengamme
Main camp
Subcamp system
Camps: Alt Garge-Wöbbelin

Ravensbrück
Main camp
Subcamp system
Camps: Ansbach-Zichow

Riga
Main camp
Camps: Dondangen-VEF

Sachsenhausen
Main camp
Subcamp system
Camps: Bad Saarow-Wulkow

SS-Baubrigaden
Introduction
Camps: Alderney-Wuppertal

Stutthof
Main camp
Subcamp system
Camps: Adlershorst-Zeyersvorderkampen

Vaivara
Main camp
Camps: Aseri-Vivikonna

Warschau

Wewelsburg


Appendices
International Tracing Service Sources Update
About the Editor
List of Contributors

Index

Editorial Reviews

"[This] volume would well serve those who research the Holocaust or work with survivor memoirs and testimonies." -The American Jewish World, April 2, 2010