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Description - Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka by Yitzhak Arad

Between the years 1942 and 1943, under the code name Operation Reinhard, more than one and a half million Jews were gassed in the concentration camps. This is the story of Operation Reinhard, recording the history of the death camps from their construction in 1941 to their destruction in 1943. Using sources previously overlooked, such as German and Polish official records and testimonies from Nazi war criminal trials, the book describes the camps' physical layouts, the process of extermination used, and the actions of the SS men and the Ukrainian guards who operated the camps. It tells the tale of the death camps' inmates, the underground organizations, the revolts and escapes, and the details concerning the day-to-day survival of those spared instant death in the gas chambers. The work acts as a testimony to the experience of Operation Reinhard's victims and bears witness to the tragedy which unfolded.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253213051
ISBN-10: 0253213053
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 22-Mar-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - 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.

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