Hermann Langbein was allowed to know and see extraordinary things forbidden to other Auschwitz inmates. Interned at Auschwitz in 1942 and classified as a non-Jewish political prisoner, he was assigned as clerk to the chief SS physician of the extermination camp complex, which gave him access to documents, conversations, and actions that would have remained unknown to history were it not for his witness and his subsequent research. Also a member of the Auschwitz resistance, Langbein sometimes found himself in a position to influence events, though at his peril.People in Auschwitz is very different from other works on the most infamous of Nazi annihilation centers. Langbein's account is a scrupulously scholarly achievement intertwining his own experiences with quotations from other inmates, SS guards and administrators, civilian industry and military personnel, and official documents. Whether his recounting deals with captors or inmates, Langbein analyzes the events and their context objectively, in an unemotional style, rendering a narrative that is unique in the history of the Holocaust. This monumental book helps us comprehend what has so tenaciously challenged understanding.
9780807828168 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, April 1, 2004, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Hermann Langbein was allowed to know and see extraordinary things forbidden to other Auschwitz inmates.
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Product Description: The multivolume series of documents and photographs, called the Archives of the Holocaust, is drawn from an internationally representative group of archives in five countries, bringing together primary historical sources for research...read more
9780824054939 | Routledge, April 1, 1992, cover price $390.00 | About this edition: The multivolume series of documents and photographs, called the Archives of the Holocaust, is drawn from an internationally representative group of archives in five countries, bringing together primary historical sources for research.
Product Description: Mendelsohn, John and Donald S. Detwiler, EditorsThe "Final Solution" in the Extermination Camps and the AftermathNew York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1982. xvi, 240 pp. 8-1/2" x 11." Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616190125...read more