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The Resource Hitler's prisons : legal terror in Nazi Germany, Nikolaus Wachsmann

Hitler's prisons : legal terror in Nazi Germany, Nikolaus Wachsmann

Label
Hitler's prisons : legal terror in Nazi Germany
Title
Hitler's prisons
Title remainder
legal terror in Nazi Germany
Statement of responsibility
Nikolaus Wachsmann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Nikolaus Wachsmann describes the operation and function of legal terror in the Third Reich and brings Nazi prisons to life through the harrowing stories of individual inmates. Drawing on a vast array of archival materials, he traces the series of changes in prison policies and practice that led to racial abuse, brutal violence, slave labour, starvation and mass killings. Wachsmann demonstrates that 'ordinary' legal officials were ready collaborators who helped to turn courts and prisons into key components in the Nazi web of terror. He concludes with a discussion of the whitewash of the Nazi legal system in post-war West Germany."--BOOK JACKET
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Wachsmann, Nikolaus
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisons
  • Prisoners
  • Political prisoners
  • Germany
Label
Hitler's prisons : legal terror in Nazi Germany, Nikolaus Wachsmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [488]-522) and index
Contents
  • The Weimar prison, 1918-1933 -- Inside the prison -- The crusade against "community aliens" -- The Nazi web of terror -- Law in wartime -- Prison conditions -- Privilege and punishment -- Killing prisoners -- Final defeat -- The Nazi prison in perspective
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Campaign against 'Community Aliens'
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Nazi Web of Terror
  • Pt. III.
  • Escalating Legal Terror, 1939-45
  • Ch. 5.
  • Law in Wartime
  • Ch. 6.
  • Prison Conditions: from Bad to Worse
  • Pt. I.
  • Ch. 7.
  • Privilege and Punishment
  • Ch. 8.
  • Killing Prisoners
  • Ch. 9.
  • Final Defeat
  • Pt. IV.
  • Aftermath
  • Ch. 10.
  • The Nazi Prison in Perspective
  • Setting the Scene
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Weimar Prison, 1918-33
  • Pt. II.
  • Enforcing Legal Terror, 1933-39
  • Ch. 2.
  • Inside the Nazi Prison
  • The Weimar prison, 1918-1933 -- Inside the prison -- The crusade against 'community aliens' -- The Nazi web of terror -- Law in wartime -- The abuse of state prisoners -- Privilege and punishment -- Killing state prisoners -- Final defeat -- The Nazi prison in perspective
Control code
8003299
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 538 p.
Isbn
9780300102505
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003021218
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (DLC) 2003021218
  • (BNAtoc) 2003021218
Label
Hitler's prisons : legal terror in Nazi Germany, Nikolaus Wachsmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [488]-522) and index
Contents
  • The Weimar prison, 1918-1933 -- Inside the prison -- The crusade against "community aliens" -- The Nazi web of terror -- Law in wartime -- Prison conditions -- Privilege and punishment -- Killing prisoners -- Final defeat -- The Nazi prison in perspective
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Campaign against 'Community Aliens'
  • Ch. 4.
  • The Nazi Web of Terror
  • Pt. III.
  • Escalating Legal Terror, 1939-45
  • Ch. 5.
  • Law in Wartime
  • Ch. 6.
  • Prison Conditions: from Bad to Worse
  • Pt. I.
  • Ch. 7.
  • Privilege and Punishment
  • Ch. 8.
  • Killing Prisoners
  • Ch. 9.
  • Final Defeat
  • Pt. IV.
  • Aftermath
  • Ch. 10.
  • The Nazi Prison in Perspective
  • Setting the Scene
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Weimar Prison, 1918-33
  • Pt. II.
  • Enforcing Legal Terror, 1933-39
  • Ch. 2.
  • Inside the Nazi Prison
  • The Weimar prison, 1918-1933 -- Inside the prison -- The crusade against 'community aliens' -- The Nazi web of terror -- Law in wartime -- The abuse of state prisoners -- Privilege and punishment -- Killing state prisoners -- Final defeat -- The Nazi prison in perspective
Control code
8003299
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 538 p.
Isbn
9780300102505
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003021218
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (DLC) 2003021218
  • (BNAtoc) 2003021218

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