At the terrible heart of the modern age lies Auschwitz, a name that has become synonymous with evil. Here the utopian twentieth-century dream of employing science and technology to improve and protect human life was inverted from the latter part of the 1930s through the end of the Second World War, as the same systems were manipulated in the cause of efficient mass slaughter. Historian Sybille Steinbacher's powerful and eminently important book details Auschwitz's birth, growth, and horrible mutation into a dreadful city. How it came to be and how what followed was allowed to occur is a story that everyone needs to understand and remember.
Title: Auschwitz: A History
Edition: Second American Printing
Publisher: U.S.A., Harper Perennial: 2006
ISBN Number: 0060825820
ISBN Number 13: 9780060825829
Binding: Card Wrappers
Book Condition: Near Fine
Size: 18cm Tall
Seller ID: 1673
Description: `A thoughtful overview of a place terrible to remember - and one that must always be remembered`- Kirkus Reviews. Translated from the German. 167 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm. Bright,k clean interior. Unmarked except for a small gift inscription to the top margin of the front endpaper. Weight, 133g. Lettermail may apply.
Keywords: WWII NAZI JEWS AUSCHWITZ POLAND CONCENTRATION CAMPS