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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum encyclopedia of camps and ghettos, 1933–1945. Volume I. Early camps, youth camps, and concentration camps and subcamps under the SS-Business Administration Main Office (WVHA). Part A

Library Component

Call NumberREF 940.5317 E56 v. 1, pt. A
Sub-CollectionReference Collection
Dates[2009]; ©2009
Statement of Responsibilitygeneral editor, Geoffrey P. Megargee ; volume editor, Geoffrey P. Megargee ; foreword by Elie Wiesel.
Creators & ContributorsWiesel, Elie (contributor)
Megargee, Geoffrey P. (editor)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (contributor)
Summary"[Volume I] contains entries on 110 early camps, 23 main SS concentration camps (including Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Dachau), 898 subcamps, 39 SS construction brigade camps, and three so-called youth protection camps. Introductory essays provide broader context, while citations and source narratives offer the basis for additional research." —United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • List of maps
  • Foreword / Elie Wiesel
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Editor's introduction to the series and volume I
  • Reader's guide to using the encyclopedia
Section I. The early National Socialist concentration camps
  • Introduction to the early camps
Section II. Camps and subcamps under the SS-Inspectorate of Concentration Camps/Business Administration Main Office
  • The genesis and structure of the National Socialist concentration camps
  • Arbeitsdorf Main Camp
  • Auschwitz I Main Camp
  • Auschwitz II-Birkenau Main Camp
  • Auschwitz III-Monowitz Main Camp (aka Buna)
  • Auschwitz Subcamp System
  • Bergen-Belsen Main Camp
  • Buchenwald Main Camp
  • Buchenwald Subcamp System
  • Dachau Main Camp
  • Dachau Subcamp System
  • Flossenbürg Main Camp
  • Flossenbürg Subcamp System
  • Gross-Rosen Main Camp
  • Gross-Rosen Subcamp System
  • Herzogenbusch Main Camp (aka Vught)
  • Hinzert Main Camp
  • Kauen Main Camp (aka Kaunas, Kovno, Kowno, also Slobodka)
Physical Description xxxix, 859 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Carrier Typevolume
  • National Jewish Book Award (Holocaust category), 2009
  • Includes bibliographical references
RecognitionGifted in 2010 by David Zacks: "In their memory"