Arad, Yitzhak.


Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, 1st ed., 1987. Viii + 437 pp., photo-ills., + maps & plans. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Between 1942 and 1943, under the code name Operation Reinhard, over one and a half million Jews were gassed in the concentration camps of Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka, located in Nazi-occupied Poland. The complete story of Operation Reinhard is revealed here for the first time. Using previously overlooked German and Polish official sources, and testimonies from Nazi war criminal trials, the author records the history of these death camps from their construction in 1941 to their destruction in 1943. He describes the camps' physical layouts, the process of extermination used, and the actions of the SS men and Ukrainian guards who operated the camps. Most important, the author tells the tale of the death camps' inmates and chronicles the underground organizations, the revolts and escapes, and a myriad of details concerning the day-to-day survival of those spared instant death in the gas chambers. SCARCE First Edition in its dust-jacket.

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