Auschwitz : A History

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At the terrible heart of the modern age lies Auschwitz, a name that has become synonymous with evil. Here the utopian twentieth-century dream of employing science and technology to improve and protect human life was inverted from the latter part of the 1930s through the end of the Second World War, as the same systems were manipulated in the cause of efficient mass slaughter. Historian Sybille Steinbacher's powerful and eminently important book details Auschwitz's birth, growth, and horrible mutation into a dreadful city. How it came to be and how what followed was allowed to occur is a story that everyone needs to understand and remember.
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  • Paperback | 167 pages
  • 129.5 x 180.3 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0060825820
  • 9780060825829
  • 1,030,906

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"The meaning of Auschwitz is in the details, which (Steinbacher) provides with clinical precision."--Publishers Weekly
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"A thoughtful overview of a place terrible to remember-and one that must always be remembered." Kirkus Reviews
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