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Concentration Camps in Public Spaces

Robert Gellately

in Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205609
eISBN:
9780191676697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205609.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses how concentration camps became firmly established in the public mind. As the war dragged on, the camp world invaded everyday life as never before, and confronted citizens with ... More


Concentration Camps and Media Reports

Robert Gellately

in Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205609
eISBN:
9780191676697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205609.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses how Nazi officials informed the public about the concentration camps, and provided rationalizations for them. Public knowledge of the concentration camps was coloured by the ... More


Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

Robert Gellately

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205609
eISBN:
9780191676697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205609.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Nazis never won a majority in free elections, but soon after Hitler took power most Germans turned away from democracy and backed the Nazi regime. Hitler was able to win growing support even as ... More


Writing to Survive: The Testimony of the Concentration Camps

Zoe Vania Waxman

in Writing the Holocaust: Identity, Testimony, Representation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541546
eISBN:
9780191709739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541546.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter highlights how the conditions of the concentration camps largely militated against the writing of testimony. It looks at the few important exceptions, including the writings of the ... More


Writing the Holocaust: Identity, Testimony, Representation

Zoë Vania Waxman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541546
eISBN:
9780191709739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541546.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Arguing against the prevailing view that Holocaust survivors have come forward only recently to tell their stories, Writing the Holocaust examines the full history of Holocaust testimony, from the ... More


The Prostitute and the State

Victoria Harris

in Selling Sex in the Reich: Prostitutes in German Society, 1914-1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199578573
eISBN:
9780191722936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578573.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the interaction between prostitutes and the state agencies charged with controlling them, in particular, the development of, and rivalry between, the two major institutions ... More


Inverting the Innocent and the Criminal in Concentration Camps

Michael Berkowitz

in The Crime of My Very Existence: Nazism and the Myth of Jewish Criminality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251120
eISBN:
9780520940680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251120.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the practices and rituals surrounding the Jews' supposed “criminal behavior” in the concentration camps, discussing the process of “criminal photography” in Auschwitz, which ... More


Turning Away from Weimar

Robert Gellately

in Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205609
eISBN:
9780191676697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205609.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the establishment of Hitler's dictatorship. The years leading up to 1933 were difficult ones for Germany. The Weimar Republic's parliament was divided into more than a dozen ... More


Coercion and Consent in Nazi Germany: Raleigh Lecture on History

Richard J. Evans

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264249
eISBN:
9780191734045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses three central propositions to a new consensus that the Third Reich was a ‘dictatorship by consent’. The first proposition states that the Nazis did not seize power; rather, ... More


Buchenwald: 1937 to 1945

Michael H. Kater

in Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300170566
eISBN:
9780300210101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170566.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on Buchenwald, one of Nazi Germany's six concentration camps during the Third Reich, and the inhumane treatment to which its prisoners were subjected between 1937 and 1945. ... More


Camps Go Global: Lessons, Legacies, and Forgotten Solidarities

Aidan Forth

in Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293960
eISBN:
9780520967267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293960.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Britain’s empire of camps set a template for military detention during World War I and World War II as well as for humanitarian management throughout the twentieth century. British concentration ... More


A specialist: the daily work of Erich Muhsfeldt, chief of the crematorium at Majdanek concentration and extermination camp, 1942–441

Mailänder Elissa

in Destruction and human remains: Disposal and concealment in genocide and mass violence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719096020
eISBN:
9781781707876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096020.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Any study of the routine activities of the SS in an extermination camp must consist above all of an analysis of the whole process of day-to-day extermination and its implementation by human beings. ... More


Forced Labor and Deportations

Marion A. Kaplan

in Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130928
eISBN:
9780199854486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130928.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter opens with a description of life in Jewish labor camps and the experiences of Jews who were forced to work for at least ten hours daily, regardless of age or gender. These people worked ... More


Political Detention and the Origin of the Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany, 1933–1935/6

Jane Caplan

in Nazism, War and Genocide: New Perspectives on the History of the Third Reich

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780859897457
eISBN:
9781781387238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897457.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on one feature of the Third Reich: the terror system. More specifically, it examines political detention and the origin of concentration camps in Nazi Germany between 1933 and ... More


Decrepitude and Memory in the Landscape

Daniela Sandler

in Counterpreservation: Architectural Decay in Berlin Since 1989

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703164
eISBN:
9781501706271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703164.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter turns to Daniel Libeskind's unbuilt proposal for the site of former SS barracks next to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial. This plan was commissioned by the local city ... More


In Captivity

John Boje

in An Imperfect Occupation: Enduring the South African War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039560
eISBN:
9780252097652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039560.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the life of Boers held captive by the British during the South African War, with particular emphasis on inmates’ grievances relating to water, meat, clothing, work, and lack of ... More


Concentration Camps on the Home Front: Japanese Americans in the House of Jim Crow

John Howard

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226354767
eISBN:
9780226354774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354774.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Without trial and without due process, the United States government locked up nearly all of those citizens and longtime residents who were of Japanese descent during World War II. Ten concentration ... More


Camps in a Time of War: Civilian Concentration in Southern Africa, 1900–1901

Aidan Forth

in Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293960
eISBN:
9780520967267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293960.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Guerrilla warfare during the South African (or Anglo-Boer) War presented a new context for the development of British camps. On the one hand, camps were a measure of military counterinsurgency that ... More


Searching for Villa Grimaldi: Memory's Democratic Promise

Macarena Gómez-Barris

in Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255838
eISBN:
9780520942493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255838.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

On an unusually warm autumn day in 2002, about three hundred people gathered in front of a makeshift amphitheater at Villa Grimaldi Peace Park. Those involved in the vision, planning, and ... More


The Bricolage of Death: Jewish Possessions and the Fashioning of the Prisoner Elite in Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1942–1945

Noah Benninga

in Objects of War: The Material Culture of Conflict and Displacement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501720079
eISBN:
9781501720086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501720079.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on elite prisoners in Nazi concentration camps, where block elders and other elite prisoners appropriated clothing and personal goods stolen from other inmates to instantiate ... More


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