Gutman, Yisrael. & Berenbaum, Michael.


Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis, 1st ed., 1994. Xvi + 638 pp., photo-ills., + maps, plans & diagrams. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Crease to inside of d.j., flaps o/w FINE. Auschwitz, the largest and most lethal of the Nazi death camps, was actually three camps in one ' a killing centre, a concentration camp, and a series of slave labour camps. More than a million people were murdered at Auschwitz, of whom ninety per cent were Jews. In one of the inaugural publications of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Research Institute, leading scholars from the United States, Israel, Poland and other European countries provide the first comprehensive account of what took place at Auschwitz. Principal sections of the book address the institutional history of the camp, the technology and dimensions of the genocide carried out there - including the design and construction of the gas chambers and crematoria, - the profiles of the perpetrators and the lives of the inmates, underground resistance and escapes, and what the outside world knew about Auschwitz and when. Here are a series of essays, all prepared exclusively for this book. Many chapters ' including those by Polish scholars, who can now write freely about the Jewish fate in Auschwitz ' bring to light new information found in archival holdings in the former communist countries. UNCOMMON First Edition in its dust-jacket.

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