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Beyond Judgment
Levi, Primo
Article
The British Camps: Though it reached its horrific heights at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, the British, not the Nazis, pioneered the concentration camp.
Webb, Simon
Article
2017
Today, the expression "concentration camp" evokes the horrors of Nazi Germany, conjuring up black-and-white images of Auschwitz and Belsen. But Germans were neither the first nation to make use of con...
Crossing Hitler: The Man Who Put the Nazis on the Witness Stand
Hett, Benjamin Carter
Book
2008
Explores the first full-length biography of Litten, the turbulent years of the Weimar Republic and the terror of Nazi rule in Germany after 1933.
Death Train: the earliest art to expose horror of concentration camps: The Mexican art collective Taller de Gráfica Popular used lino prints to transmit an explicit, committed political message
Dagen, Philippe
Article
2014
The Mexican art collective Taller de Gráfica Popular used lino prints to transmit an explicit, committed political message. A member of the collective, Leopoldo Mendez, working in 1943, was probably t...
Diary of Bergen-Belsen
Levy-Hass, Hanna; with a foreword and afterword by Amira Hass
Book
2009
Hanna Lévy-Hass, a Yugoslavian Jew, emerged a defiant survivor of the Holocaust. Her observations, recorded in her own incomparable voice, shed new light on the lived experience of Nazi internment. Lé...
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A report on the banality of evil
Arendt, Hannah
Book
1963
Hannah Arendt's report on the trial of Adolph Eichmann.
Film as a Subversive Art
Vogel, Amos
Book
1974
Analyzes how aesthetic, sexual and ideological subversives use film to change and demystify.
The History of the German Resistance 1933-1945: Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat
Hoffman, Peter
Book
1969
A thorough portrayal of the plans, hesitations, frustrations, and failures of the opposition to Hitler.
The Holocaust Chronicle: A History in Words and Pictures
Book
2003
A chronological account of the genocide of European Jews at the hands of the Nazis.
The Life of Death: An Exchange
Shahak, Israel
Article
1985
The really great form of courage and honesty that could be witnessed under the conditions of the Holocaust was when a Pole opposed the opinion or the silence of other Poles, when a Jew opposed other J...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016: Fake News
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
"Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 22, 2017: Secrecy and Power
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Secrecy is a weapon the powerful use against their enemies: us. This issue of Other Voices explores the relationship of secrecy and power.
Resistance in Europe: 1939 - 45
Hawes, Stephen; White, Ralph; (eds)
Book
1975
Essays on the resistance against Hitler during World War II.
The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
Pakenham, Thomas
Book
1991
Describes the brief vicious scramble by Europe's imperial powers to seize colonies throughout the continent of Africa. Pakenham strips the impresarios of imperialism of their veneer of Victorian heroi...
Die Standhaften: Über den Widerstand in Kassel und Hessen-Waldeck 1933-1945
Belz, Willi
Book
1960
Lokalhistorische Studie zum Widerstand gegen den Nationalsozialismus.
Vorkuta uprising: Connexipedia Article
Article
A major uprising of the concentration camp inmates in Vorkuta, Russia in July-August 1953.

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Auschwitz concentration camp
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Auschwitz (German: Konzentrationslager Auschwitz) was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during the Second World War.
Crimes of War
What the Public Should Know (Crimes of War project)
Dworkin, Anthony; Gutman, Roy; Rieff, David; Mendez, Sheryl
2007
An A-Z guide to the laws governing armed conflict and their application in practice. The chapters include discussions of the crimes prohibited by international humanitarian law, key terms relating to ...
5 of the worst atrocities carried out by British Empire, after 'historical amnesia' claims
Osborne, Samuel
2017
A YouGov poll found 43 per cent of Brits thought the British Empire was a good thing, while 44 per cent were proud of Britain's history of colonialism. The Independent looks at five of the worst atroc...
Nazi concentration camps
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Nazi Germany maintained concentration camps (in German Konzentrationslager, or KZ) throughout the territories it controlled. The first Nazi concentration camps were greatly expanded in Germany after t...