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The Resource The death marches : the final phase of Nazi genocide, Daniel Blatman ; translated from the Hebrew by Chaya Galai

The death marches : the final phase of Nazi genocide, Daniel Blatman ; translated from the Hebrew by Chaya Galai

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The death marches : the final phase of Nazi genocide
Title
The death marches
Title remainder
the final phase of Nazi genocide
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Blatman ; translated from the Hebrew by Chaya Galai
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
From January 1945, in the last months of the Third Reich, about 250,000 inmates of concentration camps perished on death marches and in countless incidents of mass slaughter. They were murdered with merciless brutality by their SS guards, by army and police units, and often by gangs of civilians as they passed through German and Austrian towns and villages. Even in the bloody annals of the Nazi regime, this final death blow was unique in character and scope. In this first comprehensive attempt to answer the questions raised by this final murderous rampage, the author draws on the testimonies of victims, perpetrators, and bystanders. Hunting through archives throughout the world, Daniel Blatman sets out to explainto the extent that is possiblethe effort invested by mankinds most lethal regime in liquidating the remnants of the enemies of the Aryan race before it abandoned the stage of history. What were the characteristics of this last Nazi genocide? How was it linked to the earlier stages, the slaughter of millions in concentration camps? How did the prevailing chaos help to create the conditions that made the final murderous rampage possible? In its exploration of a topic nearly neglected in the current history of the Shoah, this book offers unusual insight into the workings, and the unraveling, of the Nazi regime. It combines micro-historical accounts of representative massacres with an overall analysis of the collapse of the Third Reich, helping us to understand a seemingly inexplicable chapter in history. - Publisher
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DLC
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1953-
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Blatman, Daniel
Dewey number
940.53/1846
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Hebrew
LC call number
D804.7.D43
LC item number
B5313 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Death marches
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
The death marches : the final phase of Nazi genocide, Daniel Blatman ; translated from the Hebrew by Chaya Galai
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Les Marches de la mort"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [517]-544) and index
Contents
The concentration camps, 1933-1944 -- The circumstances of evacuation -- Waves of violence and acts of annihilation -- Administrative chaos and the last order -- Murder is rampant -- Dead men marching -- A society in collapse -- Marched toward Gardelegen -- The burning barn -- After the flames -- The murderers
Control code
16204880
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 561 p., [10] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674050495
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010015234
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn555658481
Label
The death marches : the final phase of Nazi genocide, Daniel Blatman ; translated from the Hebrew by Chaya Galai
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Les Marches de la mort"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [517]-544) and index
Contents
The concentration camps, 1933-1944 -- The circumstances of evacuation -- Waves of violence and acts of annihilation -- Administrative chaos and the last order -- Murder is rampant -- Dead men marching -- A society in collapse -- Marched toward Gardelegen -- The burning barn -- After the flames -- The murderers
Control code
16204880
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 561 p., [10] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674050495
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010015234
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn555658481

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