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作者 Blatman, Daniel, 1953-
書名 Marches de la mort. English
The death marches : the final phase of Nazi genocide / Daniel Blatman ; translated from the Hebrew by Chaya Galai
出版項 Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011
國際標準書號 9780674050495 (alk. paper)
9780674725980 (pbk.)
0674050495 (alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  940.531846 B644    在架上    30550100535119
 人文社會聯圖  D804.7.D43 B5313 2011    在架上    30610020459434
說明 x, 561 p., [10] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
附註 "Originally published as Les Marches de la mort"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. [517]-544) and index
The concentration camps, 1933-1944 -- The circumstances of evacuation -- Waves of violence and acts of annihilation -- Administrative chaos and the last order -- Murder is rampant -- Dead men marching -- A society in collapse -- Marched toward Gardelegen -- The burning barn -- After the flames -- The murderers
From January 1945, in the last months of the Third Reich, about 250,000 inmates of concentration camps perished on death marches and in countless incidents of mass slaughter. They were murdered with merciless brutality by their SS guards, by army and police units, and often by gangs of civilians as they passed through German and Austrian towns and villages. Even in the bloody annals of the Nazi regime, this final death blow was unique in character and scope. In this first comprehensive attempt to answer the questions raised by this final murderous rampage, the author draws on the testimonies of victims, perpetrators, and bystanders. Hunting through archives throughout the world, Daniel Blatman sets out to explainto the extent that is possiblethe effort invested by mankinds most lethal regime in liquidating the remnants of the enemies of the Aryan race before it abandoned the stage of history. What were the characteristics of this last Nazi genocide? How was it linked to the earlier stages, the slaughter of millions in concentration camps? How did the prevailing chaos help to create the conditions that made the final murderous rampage possible? In its exploration of a topic nearly neglected in the current history of the Shoah, this book offers unusual insight into the workings, and the unraveling, of the Nazi regime. It combines micro-historical accounts of representative massacres with an overall analysis of the collapse of the Third Reich, helping us to understand a seemingly inexplicable chapter in history. - Publisher
Translated from the Hebrew
主題 Death marches
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps
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