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KL - A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps

Nikolaus Wachsmann

In a landmark work of history, Nikolaus Wachsmann offers an unprecedented, integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception in 1933 through their demise, seventy years ago, in the spring of 1945. The Third Reich has been studied in more depth than virtually any other period in history and yet until now there has been no history of the camp system that tells the full story of its broad development and the everyday experiences of its inhabitants, both perpetrators and victims, and all those living in what Primo Levi called "the gray zone." In KL, Wachsmann fills this glaring gap in our understanding. He not only synthesizes a new generation of scholarly work, much of it untranslated and unknown outside of Germany, but also presents startling revelations, based on many years of archival research, about the functioning and scope of the camp system. Examining, close up, life and death inside the camps, and adopting a wider lens to show how the camp system was shaped by changing political, legal, social, economic, and military forces, Wachsmann produces a unified picture of the Nazi regime and its camps that we have never seen before. A boldly ambitious work of deep importance, KL is destined to be classic in the history of the twentieth century.

In a landmark work of history, Nikolaus Wachsmann offers an unprecedented, integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception in 1933 through their demise, seventy years ago, in the spring of 1945. The Third Reich has been studied in more depth than virtually any other period in history and yet until now there has been no history of the camp system that tells the full story of its broad development and the everyday experiences of its inhabitants, both perpetrators and victims, and all those living in what Primo Levi called "the gray zone." In KL, Wachsmann fills this glaring gap in our understanding. He not only synthesizes a new generation of scholarly work, much of it untranslated and unknown outside of Germany, but also presents startling revelations, based on many years of archival research, about the functioning and scope of the camp system. Examining, close up, life and death inside the camps, and adopting a wider lens to show how the camp system was shaped by changing political, legal, social, economic, and military forces, Wachsmann produces a unified picture of the Nazi regime and its camps that we have never seen before. A boldly ambitious work of deep importance, KL is destined to be classic in the history of the twentieth century.
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History

Description:

In a landmark work of history, Nikolaus Wachsmann offers an unprecedented, integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception in 1933 through their demise, seventy years ago, in the spring of 1945. The Third Reich has been studied in more depth than virtually any other period in history and yet until now there has been no history of the camp system that tells the full story of its broad development and the everyday experiences of its inhabitants, both perpetrators and victims, and all those living in what Primo Levi called "the gray zone." In KL, Wachsmann fills this glaring gap in our understanding. He not only synthesizes a new generation of scholarly work, much of it untranslated and unknown outside of Germany, but also presents startling revelations, based on many years of archival research, about the functioning and scope of the camp system. Examining, close up, life and death inside the camps, and adopting a wider lens to show how the camp system was shaped by changing political, legal, social, economic, and military forces, Wachsmann produces a unified picture of the Nazi regime and its camps that we have never seen before. A boldly ambitious work of deep importance, KL is destined to be classic in the history of the twentieth century.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Hodgson

Length:

31h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

43:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

38:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

42:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

39:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

42:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

44:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

38:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

47:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

42:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

38:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

40:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

40:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

36:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

39:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

36:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

37:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

38:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

37:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

34:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

33:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

44:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

47:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

31:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

35:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

43:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

37:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

41:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

32:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

45:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

45:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

32:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

35:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

31:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

34:36


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

31:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

38:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

39:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

38:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

41:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

50:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

46:42