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Auschwitz chronicle 1939–1945

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Auschwitz chronicle 1939–1945
Call No: REF 940.5317 C99a

Call NumberREF 940.5317 C99a
Sub-CollectionReference Collection
Statement of Responsibilityby Danuta Czech.
Creators & ContributorsCzech, Danuta (author)
Laqueur, Walter (contributor)
Państwowe Muzeum Oświęcim-Brzezinka (contributor)
Bundesarchiv (Germany) (contributor)
Summary"This is the complete record of the events and developments over the entire five-year period: the construction, operation and eventual destruction of the gas chambers and crematoriums; transports and selections; medical 'experiments'; visits and inspections by SS leaders, physicians and the Red Cross; expansion and building projects; secret resistance activities; and the all-too-rare revolts and escapes. Most of the documents concerning Auschwitz and its annexes, Birkenau and Monowitz, were destroyed by the Nazis as defeat approached, but the paper trail was so extensive that many documents survived to be collected in the archives of the Official Auschwitz Museum... Added to these are eyewitness accounts, reports smuggled out or hidden by the camp resistance movement, and material from the German Federal Archives, The Serge Klarsfeld Institute, the Nuremberg trials, the trials of Commandant Hoss, Eichmann and others. Combined and arranged chronologically, they form the Auschwitz Chronicle, a day-by-day account of the death camp's operation, from its planning in the winter of 1939–40 to its liberation in January 1945. Included is every name that could be culled from each source, providing a kind of epitaph for the millions of victims who died anonymously." Book jacket

Physical Description xxi, 855 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : I. B. Tauris
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Originally published in Poland under the title: Kalendarium wydarzen w obozie Koncentracyjnym Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Foreword by Walter Laqueur