Auschwitz

Auschwitz : A History

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At the terrible heart of the modern age lies Auschwitz. In a total inversion of earlier hopes about the use of science and technology to improve, extend, and protect human life, Auschwitz manipulated the same systems to quite different ends. In Sybille Steinbacher's terse, powerful new book, the reader is led through the process by which something unthinkable to anyone on earth in the 1930s had become a sprawling, industrial reality during the course of the Second World War. How Auschwitz grew and mutated into an entire dreadful city, how both those who managed it and those who were killed by it came to be in Poland in the 1940s, and how it was allowed to happen, is something everyone needs to understand.--From publisher description.A history of the notorious Nazi concentration and extermination camp--and the nearby town that gave Auschwitz its name--traces the evolution of the camp in terms of the Nazi policy of the elimination of "undesirables."
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  • Hardback | 167 pages
  • 137.2 x 182.9 x 22.9mm | 272.16g
  • United States
  • English, German
  • 0060825812
  • 9780060825812

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