Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 10, 2011 - History - 400 pages

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award

"An important, revealing story, exceptionally well told." —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post

Employing the rich testimony of almost three hundred survivors of the slave-labor camps of Starachowice, Poland, Christopher R. Browning draws the experiences of the Jewish prisoners, the Nazi authorities, and the neighboring Poles together into a chilling history of a little-known dimension of the Holocaust. Combining harrowing detail and insightful analysis on the Starachowice camps and their role in the Holocaust, Browning’s history is indispensable scholarship and an unforgettable story of survival.

 

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A scholarly, nuanced micro history of a Nazi slave-labor camp.Browning (History/Univ. of North Carolina; The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Outbreak of War
24
The Early Months of German Occupation
30
The German Occupiers in WierzbnikStarachowice
40
The Destruction of the Wierzbnik Ghetto
63
Wierzbnik on the Eve of Destruction
65
The Aktion October 27 1942
83
Into the Camps
101
The Ukrainian Guards
168
Poles and Jews
172
Children in the Camps
176
Childbirth Abortion Sex and Rape
185
WinterSpring 1944
192
Closing Majówka and Tartak
207
The Final Days
218
From Starachowice to Birkenau
226

PART III
111
Personalities and Structures
113
The Typhus Epidemic
121
The Althoff Massacres
125
Tartak
135
PART IV
139
SummerFall 1943
141
Jewish Work
153
Food Property and the Underground Economy
159
The Starachowice Women and Children in Birkenau
239
Escapees
246
Return to and Flight from Wierzbnik
259
Postwar Investigations and Trials in Germany
270
Conclusion
291
Notes
301
Index
363
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Christopher R. Browning, now retired from teaching, was the Frank Porter Graham Professor of History at the University of North Carolina and is the author of Ordinary Men, Remembering Survival, and other works of Holocaust history. He lives in Chapel Hill.

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