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Browning, Christopher R
Remembering survival : inside a Nazi slave-labor camp / Christopher R. Browning
1st ed
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  D805.P7 B76 2010    AVAILABLE
Dorfman Endowment Bookplate
Subject(s) World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Poland -- Starachowice
Forced labor -- Poland -- Starachowice -- History -- 20th century
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Starachowice
Jews -- Poland -- Starachowice -- History -- 20th century
Nazis -- Poland -- Starachowice -- History -- 20th century
Subject Wierzbnik (Starachowice, Poland) -- History -- 20th century
Starachowice (Poland) -- History -- 20th century
Subject(s) Holocaust survivors -- Poland -- Starachowice -- Biography
Subject Wierzbnik (Starachowice, Poland) -- Biography
Starachowice (Poland) -- Biography
Physical Description xxii, 375 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-362) and index
Contents pt. 1. The Jews of Wierzbnik -- The prewar Jewish community of Wierzbnik-Starachowice -- The outbreak of war -- The early months of German occupation -- The Judenrat -- The German occupiers in Wierzbnik-Starachowice -- Coping with adversity in Wierzbnik, 1940-1942 -- pt. 2. The destruction of the Wierzbnik ghetto -- Wierzbnik on the eve of destruction -- The Aktion, October 27, 1942 -- Into the camps -- pt. 3. Terror and typhus : fall 1942-spring 1943 -- Personalities and structures -- The typhus epidemic -- The Althoff massacres -- Tartak -- pt. 4. Stabilization -- The Kolditz era : summer-fall 1943 -- Jewish work -- Food, property, and the underground economy -- The Ukrainian guards -- Poles and Jews -- Children in the camps -- Childbirth, abortion, sex, and rape -- The Schroth era : winter-spring 1944 -- pt. 5. Consolidation, escape, evacuation -- Closing Majówka and Tartak -- The final days -- From Starachowice to Birkenau -- The Starachowice women and children in Birkenau -- Escapees -- pt. 6. Aftermath -- Return to and flight from Wierzbnik -- Postwar investigations and trials in Germany -- Conclusion
Summary Draws on the testimony of survivors of the Holocaust-era Starachowice slave-labor camps to examine the Jewish prisoners' fight for survival through a succession of brutal Nazi camp regimes
NOTE Funded by the Henry and Mala Dorfman Endowment Fund
Alternate Author Dorfman Endowment, 2010

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