auschwitz ebook

The Case For Auschwitz
Author: Robert Jan Van Pelt
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 2016-03-23
Pages: 592
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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From January to April 2000 historian David Irving brought a high-profile libel case against Penguin Books and Deborah Lipstadt in the British High Court, charging that Lipstadt’s book, Denying the Holocaust (1993), falsely labeled him a Holocaust denier. The question about the evidence for Auschwitz as a death camp played a central role in these proceedings. Irving had based his alleged denial of the Holocaust in part on a 1988 report by an American execution specialist, Fred Leuchter, which claimed that there was no evidence for homicidal gas chambers in Auschwitz. In connection with their defense, Penguin and Lipstadt engaged architectural historian Robert Jan van Pelt to present evidence for our knowledge that Auschwitz had been an extermination camp where up to one million Jews were killed, mainly in gas chambers. Employing painstaking historical scholarship, van Pelt prepared and submitted an exhaustive forensic report that he successfully defended in cross-examination in court.

Anatomy Of The Auschwitz Death Camp
Author: Israel Gutman
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 1998
Pages: 638
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Leading scholars from the united States, Israel, Poland, and other European countries provide a comprehensive account of what took place at the Auschwitz death camp. The book addresses the history of the camp, the technology and dimensions of the genocide carried out there, profiles of the perpetrators and the lives of inmates, underground resistance and escapes, and what the outside world knew about Auschwitz and when. 25 photos.

Survival In Auschwitz
Author: Primo Levi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 1996
Pages: 187
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The author describes his twenty month ordeal in the Nazi death camp.

The Crosses Of Auschwitz
Author: Geneviève Zubrzycki
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2009-10-15
Pages: 280
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In the summer and fall of 1998, ultranationalist Polish Catholics erected hundreds of crosses outside Auschwitz, setting off a fierce debate that pitted Catholics and Jews against one another. While this controversy had ramifications that extended well beyond Poland’s borders, Geneviève Zubrzycki sees it as a particularly crucial moment in the development of post-Communist Poland’s statehood and its changing relationship to Catholicism. In The Crosses of Auschwitz, Zubrzycki skillfully demonstrates how this episode crystallized latent social conflicts regarding the significance of Catholicism in defining “Polishness” and the role of anti-Semitism in the construction of a new Polish identity. Since the fall of Communism, the binding that has held Polish identity and Catholicism together has begun to erode, creating unease among ultranationalists. Within their construction of Polish identity also exists pride in the Polish people’s long history of suffering. For the ultranationalists, then, the crosses at Auschwitz were not only symbols of their ethno-Catholic vision, but also an attempt to lay claim to what they perceived was a Jewish monopoly over martyrdom. This gripping account of the emotional and aesthetic aspects of the scene of the crosses at Auschwitz offers profound insights into what Polishness is today and what it may become.

I Was A Doctor In Auschwitz
Author: Gisella Perl
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2019-02-28
Pages: 140
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Gisella Perl’s memoir is an extraordinarily candid account of women’s extreme efforts to survive Auschwitz. It was the first memoir by a woman survivor and established the model for understanding the gendered Nazi policies and practices targeting Jewish women as racially poisonous.

Remnants Of Auschwitz
Author: Giorgio Agamben
Publisher:
Release Date: 1999
Pages: 175
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben looks closely at the literature of the survivors of Auschwitz, probing the philosophical and ethical questions raised by their testimony.

The Rough Guide To Poland
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Release Date: 2018-07-01
Pages: 488
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Discover this fascinating country with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to wander through Krakow's magnificent medieval Old Town, hike in the Tatra Mountains or relax on the Baltic coast, The Rough Guide to Poland will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. - Full-colour maps throughout - navigate the cobbled alleys of Lublin or Warsaw's New Town without needing to get online. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. - Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of Poland's best sights and experiences. - Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. - Detailed regional coverage - whether off the beaten track or in more mainstream tourist destinations, this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. - Areas covered include: Warsaw, Mazovia and Lódz, the Bay of Gdansk and the Wisla Delta, Torun, Mazuria and Podlasie, Lublin, Zamosc, the Polish Carpathians, Kraków and Malopolska, the Tatras and the Pieniny, Upper Silesia, Wroclaw and Lower Silesia, Wielkopolska, Pomerania. - Attractions include: the Mazurian Lakes; wooden churches near Zakopane; Auschwitz-Birkenau; Malbork Castle; Kazimierz Dolny; Slowinski national park; Wieliczka Salt Mine; Bialowieza national park; Bieszczady national park; Rynek Glówny, Kraków, and much more. - Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities and more. - Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, books, music and film, plus a handy language section and glossary. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Poland

Insight Guides Pocket Krakow
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Release Date: 2018-11-01
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Insight Pocket Guides: ideal itineraries and top travel tips in a pocket-sized package. Plan your trip, plan perfect days and discover how to get around - this pocket-sized guide is a convenient, quick-reference companion to discovering what to do and see in Krakow, from top attractions like National Museum and Wawel Castle, to hidden gems, including the quirky Pharmacy Museum and the Old Synagogue. - Compact, concise, and packed with essential information about Where to Go and What to Do, this is an ideal on-the-move companion when you're exploring Krakow - Covers Top Ten Attractions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK), St Mary's Basilica, Auschwitz, Kazimierz Jewish quarter and Tarnow, and Perfect Day itinerary suggestions Offers an insightful overview of landscape, history and culture - Contains an invaluable pull-out map, and essential practical information on everything from Eating Out to Getting Around - Sharp design and colour-coded sections make for an engaging reading experience About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

The Violin Of Auschwitz
Author: Maria Angels Anglada
Publisher: Bantam
Release Date: 2010-08-31
Pages: 128
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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An international sensation now available in English for the first time, The Violin of Auschwitz is the unforgettable story of one man’s refusal to surrender his dignity in the face of history’s greatest atrocity. In the winter of 1991, at a concert in Krakow, an older woman with a marvelously pitched violin meets a fellow musician who is instantly captivated by her instrument. When he asks her how she obtained it, she reveals the remarkable story behind its origin. . . . Imprisoned at Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp, Daniel feels his humanity slipping away. Treasured memories of the young woman he loved and the prayers that once lingered on his lips become hazier with each passing day. Then a visit from a mysterious stranger changes everything, as Daniel’s former identity as a crafter of fine violins is revealed to all. The camp’s two most dangerous men use this information to make a cruel wager: If Daniel can build a successful violin within a certain number of days, the Kommandant wins a case of the finest burgundy. If not, the camp doctor, a torturer, gets hold of Daniel. And so, battling exhaustion, Daniel tries to recapture his lost art, knowing all too well the likely cost of failure. Written with lyrical simplicity and haunting beauty—and interspersed with chilling, actual Nazi documentation—The Violin of Auschwitz is more than just a novel: It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of beauty, art, and hope to triumph over the darkest adversity. From the Hardcover edition.

Insight Guides Explore Krakow
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Release Date: 2019-03-01
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Insight Explore Guides: pocket-sized books to inspire your on-foot exploration of top international destinations. Experience the best of Krakow with this indispensably practical Insight Explore Guide. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see attractions like St Mary's Basilica, to discovering hidden gems, including Podgorze, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking routes will help you plan your trip, save you time, and enhance your exploration of these fascinating islands. · Practical, pocket-sized and packed with inspirational insider information, this will make the ideal on-the-move companion for your trip to Krakow · Enjoy 16 irresistible Best Routes to travel, from the main Market Square to the Wieliczka Salt Mine · Features concise insider information about landscape, history, food and drink, and entertainment options · Invaluable maps: each Best Route is accompanied by a detailed full-colour map, while the large pull-out map provides an essential overview of the area · Discover your destination's must-see sights and hand-picked hidden gems · Directory section provides invaluable insight into top accommodation, restaurant and nightlife options by area, along with an overview of language, books and films · Includes an innovative extra that's unique in the market · Inspirational colour photography throughout About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.