Chełmno : a small village in Europe : the first Nazi mass extermination camp
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Chełmno : a small village in Europe : the first Nazi mass extermination camp

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Chełmno : a small village in Europe : the first Nazi mass extermination camp
Call No: 940.5317 C516kr

Call Number940.5317 C516kr
Dates2009; ©2009
Statement of ResponsibilityShmuel Krakowski.
Creators & ContributorsKrakowski, Shmuel (author)
Mandel, Ralph (translator)
Summary"Chełmno, a small pastoral village in Poland, was transformed by the Nazis into the first extermination camp where mass killings took place in facilities using gas—a method that was replicated in other extermination camps as part of the Nazi program for the Final Solution. The first comprehensive study about the Chełmno death camp, this book fills a lacuna in recounting the history of the Holocaust. Based on German and Jewish documents and trial records, the author describes the Jewish communities that predated the Holocaust in this region, the deportations to the camp, the extermination methods practiced there, and the Nazis’ efforts to obscure the traces of the mass murder that they had committed in this location." —Publisher
Contents

  1. The Jews of the Warthegau

  2. Establishment of the Camp and First Transports

  3. Continuation of Transports from the Łódź Ghetto

  4. Liquidation of the Outlying Communities of Warthegau

  5. Deportations from the Łódź Ghetto during the Sperre

  6. The Respite and the Liquidation of the Łódź Ghetto

  7. Looting of Victims' Property

  8. The Final Months

  9. Chełmno and the Trials of Nazi War Criminals


Physical Description 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the Hebrew by Ralph Mandel.
PublisherJerusalem : Yad Vashem
Notes

  • Translation of: Kefar nidaḥ be-Eropah

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 237–246) and index


RecognitionGifted in 2015 by David & Susie Zacks