free The Buchenwald Report , The Buchenwald Report pdf, The Buchenwald Report pdf free,The Buchenwald Report pdf download, The Buchenwald Report epub, The Buchenwald Report ebook, The Buchenwald Report read online, The Buchenwald Report pdf download, The Buchenwald Report epub, The Buchenwald Report kindle, The Buchenwald Report Mobi – In The Closing Weeks Of World War II, Advancing Allied Armies Uncovered The Horror Of The Nazi Concentration Camps The First Camp To Be Liberated In Western Germany Was Buchenwald, On April 11, 1945 Within Days, A Special Team Of German Speaking Intelligence Officers From The U.S Army Was Dispatched To Buchenwald To Interview The Prisoners There In The Short Time Available To Them Before The Inmates Final Release From The Camp, This Team Was To Prepare A Report To Be Used Against The Nazis In Future War Crimes Trials Nowhere Else Was Such A Systematic Effort Made To Talk With Prisoners And Record Their Firsthand Knowledge Of The Daily Life, Structure, And Functioning Of A Concentration Camp The Result Was An Important And Unique Document, The Buchenwald Report.Shockingly, Not Long After The War Ended The Buchenwald Report Was Almost Lost Forever Only Selected Portions Were Entered As Evidence At The Nuremberg Trials Professor Eugen Kogon, A Prisoner At Buchenwald Who Assisted The Army Specialists In Conducting Their Interviews And Writing The Report, Made Use Of The Material Gathered As A Background Source For His Classic Book, The Theory And Practice Of Hell, But Subsequently His Copy Was Accidently Destroyed Thus The Complete Report Was Never Published, And Both The Original Document And A Precious Handful Of Copies Gradually Disappeared Recently Than Four Decades Later A Single, Faded Carbon Copy Was Discovered, Apparently The Only One Still In Existence It Is Translated From German And Presented Here In Book Form, As Its Authors Intended, For The First Time.The Book Is Divided Into Two Parts The First, The Main Report, Formally Presents The Interview Team S Findings It Describes In Detail The Camp S History, How It Was Organized And Functioned, Who The Prisoners Were, How They Lived, And How They Were Treated By Their Nazi Captors This Part Of The Report Is Based On The Camp S Own Incriminating Files And Records As Well As On Information Obtained From The Prisoners.The Second Part, The Individual Reports, Is The Heart Of The Book Here Are The Eyewitness Accounts Of The Camp Inmates, Statements Taken While They Were Still Behind The Same Barbed Wire That Had Held Them For So Many Years The Prisoners Relate Events So Recent, So Painful, That They Can Only Speak With Strong Emotions But Often With Great Eloquence The Interview Team Had The Foresight To Take These Accounts And Organize Them According To Specific Topics, For Example Forced Labor, Daily Camp Life, Punishments, Resistance, Or SS Guards As A Result, The Book Goes Beyond Simply A Collection Of Individual Stories, Providing Instead A Well Rounded Portrayal Of Every Aspect Of Buchenwald Concentration Camp From The Prisoners Point Of View The Buchenwald Report Is One Of The Most Remarkable And Important Documents To Emerge From The Holocaust And World War II It Is A Deposition Against The Monstrous Crimes Of The Nazis, Damning Testimony Provided By Their Intended Victims In A Final Act Of Defiance These Are The Voices Of People Courageous Enough To Tarry A While Longer In Hell, So That They Could Tell The World The Truth At Last Perhaps They Already Sensed That, As Milan Kundera Was To Put It, The Struggle Of Man Against Power Is The Struggle Of Memory Against Forgetting After Fifty Years, And Too Many Lapses Of Memory, We Know They Were Right. A seemingly endless saga of sadistic brutality and unrelenting horror, this was a tough one to get through I can t say I enjoyed this book but, for the fullest picture of the inner workings of a Nazi concentration camp, I don t think it could be beat, considering the circumstances under which it was written Buchenwald was not an extermination camp in the sense that Auschwitz was, although tens of thousands were murdered, starved, worked to death or driven to suicide there The majority of inma A seemingly endless saga of sadistic brutality and unrelenting horror, this was a tough one to get through I can t say I enjoyed this book but, for the fullest picture of the inner workings of a Nazi concentration camp, I don t think it could be beat, considering the circumstances under which it was written Buchenwald was not
My dad was part of the GI advance team that liberated the camp. Hackett is amazing As a former UTEP graduate student of his, I can vouch for his incredible teaching methods and the soundness of his research Luckily for the readers, these traits are both carried over into this text My only regret is that I could not takecourses from him. Great summary of camp life not for general consumption Many personal statements and observations by prisoners of all countries May be somewhat biased by politics of East German author, but it gives a great anti fascist view.
- 424 pages
- The Buchenwald Report
- David A. Hackett
- 11 June 2018 David A. Hackett