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Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp
 
 
Author
Christopher R. Browning.
Publisher Norton  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
ISBN 9780393070194
Pages/Publication Date 375/2010
Daedalus Item Code 21039
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In 1972 the Hamburg State Court acquitted Walter Becker, the German chief of police in the Polish city of Starachowice, of war crimes committed against Jews. Thirty years before, Becker had been responsible for liquidating the nearby Jewish ghetto, sending nearly 4,000 Jews to their deaths at Treblinka and shackling 1600 others to factories run by slave labor—in many ways, a fate no better. The shocking acquittal, delivered despite the incriminating eyewitness testimony of survivors, drives this inquiry into the camp's history.

"A scholarly, nuanced micro history of a Nazi slave-labor camp.... The text is all the more powerful because the author avoids dramatization or overwrought polemics.... An important addition to Holocaust studies, evoking the small band of survivors who remembered."—Kirkus Reviews

"There can be no doubt ... of the essential truth of this story, a small one when viewed against everything else that happened in that dreadful time, but an important and revealing one, exceptionally well told in Remembering Survival."—Washington Post

 
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