Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants 1933–1945

Ian Baxter

Using many rare and unpublished images this book identifies and delves into the characters of the notorious men who were instrumental in one of the greatest crimes against humanity in World history. Rudolf Hess, the Commandant of Auschwitz, was a family man and hospitable host; and yet he presided over a regime that accounted for over a million dea
Date Published :
February 2015
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
250 b/w illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781593882
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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Using many rare and unpublished images this book identifies and delves into the characters of the notorious men who were instrumental in one of the greatest crimes against humanity in World history.

Through words and pictures the chilling truth emerges. In many respects these monsters were all too normal. Rudolf Hess, the Commandant of Auschwitz, was a family man and hospitable host and yet while there is no record of his committing acts of violence personally he presided over a regime that accounted for over a million deaths. Others such as Amon Goeth and Josef Kramer personally promoted violence and terror and took pleasure from ever more brutal practices. They were competitive in obtaining ‘results’. While following orders from above they did not hesitate to use their own initiative in pursuit of their barbaric objectives.

Every occupied country in Europe was touched by the ‘Final Solution’ and despite the capture, trials and punishment of these leading perpetrators the stain of man’s inhumanity to man, woman and child remains ineradicable.

Justice came too late for millions but the lessons learnt must never be forgotten and this book throws new light on the managers of the murderous Holocaust process.

About The Author
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Ian Baxter is an avid collector of WW2 photographs. His previous books in this Series include Hitler’s Boy Soldiers, Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants and German Army on the Eastern Front – The Advance, German Army on the Eastern Front – The Retreat and Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants, The Crushing of Army Group (North) and the SS Waffen Division series including SS Leibstandarte Division and SS Totenkopf Division At War. He lives near Chelmsford, Essex.

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