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The Sonderkommando in Auschwitz-Birkenau: Portrait and Self-Image

Gideon Greif

in We Wept Without Tears: Testimonies of the Jewish Sonderkommando from Auschwitz

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106510
eISBN:
9780300131987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106510.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book tells the tragedy of the Sonderkommando, work units of prisoners, composed almost entirely of Jews, who were forced by the Nazis to aid with the disposal of masses of Jews killed in gas ... More


We Wept Without Tears: Testimonies of the Jewish Sonderkommando from Auschwitz

Gideon Greif

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106510
eISBN:
9780300131987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106510.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Sonderkommando of Auschwitz-Birkenau consisted primarily of Jewish prisoners forced by the Germans to facilitate the mass extermination. Though never involved in the killing itself, they were ... More


The Warring Logics of Genocide

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In addition to the parameters established by the legal definition of genocide, this chapter also considers meanings ascribed to the term “ethnic cleansing” as starting ... More


A Lithuanian Account of Life in the Camps

Nerijus Udrenas

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 13: Focusing on the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774600
eISBN:
9781800340701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774600.003.0035
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Lithuanian intellectual Balys Sruoga's account of his stay in Stutthof concentration camp, Forest of the Gods (1996). Sruoga is a master of the language of irony; the reader ... More


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