There are many publications on the Auschwitz concentration camp. The approach to the subject is different. However, this book is special. With the help of sketches and plans accurate to the millimeter, it presents for the first time individual buildings in which genocide was carried out. The poignant and at the same time explanatory texts of the Israeli historian Gideon Greif complement the work of the draftsman Peter Siebers.
The architectural plans of the three main parts of the Auschwitz camp - the main camp, Birkenau and Monowitz - show the entire complex in an authentic, realistic and plastic way. Drawings of prisoners, biographies of victims and perpetrators, contemporary photographs from the memorial site and detailed explanations of the functions of individual buildings complete this publication.
As a professor of architecture and a historian studying the construction of the Auschwitz camp, I often wished to create the Auschwitz atlas (...) Greif and Siebers ran over me. I would like to congratulate them on their achievements. Their publication is a significant work (...) bringing us closer to the place that became the center and at the same time a symbol of the "final solution of the Jewish question" by the Nazis.
Professor Robert Jan van Pelt,
University of Waterloo, Ontario (Canada)
Todesfabrik Auschwitz: Das Konzentrations- und Vernichtungslager Auschwitz 1940-1945
Gideon Greif , Peter Siebers
Number of pages
29 x 37,5
Places of extermination
Polish, English, German
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