Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany
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Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany by Jane Caplan
Book DescriptionThe notorious concentration camp system was a central pillar of the Third Reich, supporting the Nazi war against political, racial and social outsiders whilst also intimidating the population at large. Established during the first months of the Nazi dictatorship in 1933, several million men, women and children of many nationalities had been incarcerated in the camps by the end of the Second World War. At least two million lost their lives. This comprehensive volume offers the first overview of the recent scholarship that has changed the way the camps are studied over the last two decades. Written by an international team of experts, the book covers such topics as the earliest camps; social life, work and personnel in the camps; the public face of the camps; issues of gender and commemoration; and the relationship between concentration camps and the Final Solution. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the current historiography of the camps, highlighting the key conclusions that have been made, commenting on continuing areas of debate, and suggesting possible directions for future research.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415426510
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jane Caplan
Nazi Germany, Paperback (April 2008)
An authoritative and up-to-date history of Nazi Germany, with each chapter written by an internationally acknowledged expert in the field, covering everything from the ideological origins of Nazism, through the history of politics and society in the 'Third Reich', to the aftermath of National Socialism in postwar German history and memory.
Documenting Individual Identity, Paperback (November 2001)
Addresses the techniques and mechanisms by which official agencies certify individual identity, from passports and identity cards to labor registration and alien documentation, from fingerprinting to much-debated contemporary issues such as DNA-typing, body surveillance, and more.
Written on the Body, Paperback (March 2000)
Written on the Body surveys the history of the tattoo in Europe and North America from Antiquity to the present. While the subject of tattooing has previously been approached from the viewpoints of anthropology, sociology and cultural studies, this book sets the practice into a historical perspective.
Nazism, Fascism and the Working Class, Hardback (March 1995)» View all books by Jane Caplan
A collection of ten seminal essays by Tim Mason on the history of National Socialism in Germany.
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Author Biography - Jane Caplan
Nikolaus Wachsmann is Reader in modern European history at Birkbeck College, London, where he currently directs a major research project on the history of the Nazi concentration camps. He has written widely on terror and repression in the Third Reich, including the prize-winning book Hitler's Prisons (2004). Jane Caplan is a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford and a professor of modern European history. She has published extensively on the history of National Socialism, and is currently working on a study of registration, identification and recognition in Nazi Germany.
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