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Before Auschwitz

Jewish Prisoners in the Prewar Concentration Camps

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$49.50 • £39.95 • €44.50

ISBN 9780674967595

Publication Date: 03/16/2015


376 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

19 halftones, 1 map, 5 tables


  • Map: The most important concentration camps for Jewish prisoners, 1933–1939
  • Introduction
  • 1. In the Beginning There Was Violence: “Protective Custody” and Arrests of Jews, 1933–1934
  • 2. Inside the Early Concentration Camps: Abuse, Isolation, and Murder of Jews, 1933–1934
  • 3. Her Transport to the Concentration Camp Has Been Ordered: Arrests and Imprisonment of Jewish Women, 1933–1939
  • 4. Cementing the Enemy Category: Jews in the Evolving SS Concentration Camp System, 1935–1938
  • 5. Instruments of Mass Persecution: The Concentration Camps and Anti-Jewish Policy in 1938
  • 6. The Calm after the Storm? Jews in the Concentration Camps in 1939
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: SS Ranks and U.S. Army Equivalents
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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