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Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka : The Operation Reinhard Death Camps

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... Mr. Arad reports as a controlled and effective witness for the prosecution.... Mr. Arad's book, with its abundance of horrifying detail, reminds us of how far we have to go."-New York Times Book Review... some of the most gripping chapters I have ever read.... the authentic, exhaustive, definitive account of the least known death camps of the Nazi era." -Raul HilbergArad, historian and principal prosecution witness at the Israeli trial of John Demjanjuk (accused of being Treblinka's infamous "Ivan the Terrible"), uses primary materials to reveal the complete story of these Nazi death camps.show more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 24 figures
  • 0253213053
  • 9780253213051
  • 15,257

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"Drawing on a wealth of evidence ... [Arad] lets the terrible record speak for itself... Mr. Arad reports as a controlled and effective witness for the prosecution... Mr. Arad's book, with its abundance of horrifying detail, reminds us of how far we have to go." New York Times Book Review " ... some of the most gripping chapters I have ever read... the authentic, exhaustive, definitive account of the least known death camps of the Nazi era." Raul Hilbergshow more

Table of contents

PART ONE THE EXTERMINATION MACHINE1. The Final Solution: From Shooting to Gas2. Operation Reinhard: Organization and Manpower3. Belzec: Construction and Experiments4. Construction of Sobibor5. Construction of Treblinka6. Preparing for the Deportations7. Expulsion from the Ghettos8. The Trains of Death9. Belzec: March 17 to June, 194210. Sobibor: May to July, 194211. Treblinka: July 23 to August 28, 194212. Reorganization in Treblinka13. The Mission of Gerstein and Pfannenstiel14. Jewish Working Prisoners15. Women Prisoners16. Improved Extermination Techniques and Installations17. The Annihilation of the Jews in the General Government18. Deportations from Bialystok General District and Ostland19. Transports from Other European Countries20. The Extermination of Gypsies21. The Economic Plunder22. Himmler's Visit to SObibor and Treblinka23. The Erasure of the CrimesPART TWO LIFE IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH24 Portraits of the Perpetrators25 The Prisoners' of Daily Life26 The Prisoners and the Deportees27 Faith and Religion28 Diseases, Epidemics, and Suicide29 Social LifePART THREE ESCAPE AND RESISTANCE30 The Cognizance and Reaction of the Victims in Occupied Poland31 Escapes from the Trains and Spontaneous Acts of Resistance32 Escapes from the Camps33 The Underground in Teblinka34 The Plan for the Uprising in Treblinka35 August 2, 1943: The Uprising in Treblinka36 Pursuit and Escape from Treblinka37 Ideas and Organization for Resistance in Sobibor38 The Underground in Sobibor39 The Plan for Uprising in Sobibor40 October 14, 1943: The Uprising in Sobibor41 Pursuit and Escape from Sobibor42 Survival amoung the Local Population43 Reports about the Death Camps in Polish Wartime Publications44 An Evaluation of the Uprisings and Their Results45 Operation Erntefest46 The Liquidation ofshow more

About Yitzhak Arad

Biographical Statement(s): (tentative only - subject to change) Yitzhak Arad, Chairman of Yad Vashem, Holocaust Remembrance Authority, is a lecturer in Jewish History at the University of Tel Aviv and author of Ghetto in Flames: Story of the Vilna Ghetto.show more

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