ì Der SS-Staat – Das System der deutschen Konzentrationslager ↠´ Download by õ Eugen Kogon
ì Der SS-Staat – Das System der deutschen Konzentrationslager ↠´ Download by õ Eugen Kogon My father in law gave me this frightening book as a gift To read it is to walk into the ultimate nightmare of mankind s inhumanity to man Given in excruciating detail are the tortures, medical experiments, starvations, sickness, beatings horrendous murders that made up the daily lives of the victims of the Buchenwald concentration camp.
Eugene Kogon did not set out to write a sensationalist account in order to shock and inspire pity He only wanted to tell what he experienced and exactly what he saw in the camp And this is exactly the way the book comes across to the reader It is almost like reading a court testimony It is fascinating, harrowing, heart wrenching and scary as hell There are also moments that make the reader weep with wonder at the beauty of the human spirit men who refused to betray their comrades Kogon s book is a clear analysis of his experiences at Buchenwald, detailing the lives of prisoners and SS soldiers, the psychology of the incarcerated and the incarcerator and the attempts at survival made possible by a certain unity between the victims It gives numbers, dates, stats, but it also gives you the personal judgement of Kogon, who was a prisoner himself for six years It is written with a steady hand, whilst never forgetting that it discusses a shaky subject Definitely worth the read for anyone interested in the period of the 3rd Reich.
I was an eighth grader when I read this book It scared me then, as well as now Then, when I was a Sopho, it was required by my English class to read Night by Elie Wiesel While sad, it could not equal how disturbing The Theory and Practice of Hell had It was so dispassionate, so cold, so matter of fact that it made Wiesel s experience seem like nothing.
After we read Night the class, each student individually, entered a writing contest about the Holocaust All of my fellow students, so far as I know, wrote about Night After two days of just sitting in the computer lab, I told my teacher that, I can t write about this I read something two years ago that blows this out of the water The Theory and Practice of Hell needs to be read by the modern generation It is disturbing, a challenge to read, both because of the words used and the
I found this book lying around after finishing In the Garden of Beasts, and thought that there was no time like the present to read it What was my motivation for reading a graphically detailed text about the mentality behind, and the day to day life in German concentration camps There seem to be two groups those who read it out of a sense of moral responsibility, and those who read it for, as the back cover puts it, gruesome fascination I don t think I quite fall into either camp Maybe, if I m to be honest, I fall equally in to both Mostly, I just wanted facts to fill in vague notions I wanted to know what I was picturing when I imagined concentration camps Sorry if that sounds na ve but this book,than any I have read, filled that vague void with concrete experience What sets I bought this book a long time ago I decided to read it over the summer Not sure why The whole thing was pretty gruesome, not for the faint of heart The most interesting thing about the book, and something worth returning back to, is the psychology and characteristics of the SS A brutal bunch, yes, but also a brutish bunch.
Human dignity is something worth fighting for You will well agree by the time you re done.
Sicherlich wurden viele B cher ber den Holocaust und die grausamen Zust nde in den Konzentrationslagern geschrieben die doppelt so lang wie dieses Buch sind und gef llt mit Zahlen und Fakten in einer fast schon steril wissenschaftlichen Art Aber einen intimeren und den Geschehnissen n heren Bericht wird man so wohl kaum noch einmal finden, was wohl auch der traurigen und ern chternden Tatsache zuzuschreiben ist das der Autor selbst seit 1939 im KZ Buchenwald inhaftiert war Inhaltlich ist der Bericht daher auch am detailreichsten wenn der Autor von Buchenwald und den Verh ltnissen in Buchenwald berichtet, da die hier geschilderten Ereignisse und Zust nde direkt seine eigenen Erfahrungen wiederspiegeln Neben Buchenw By The Spring Of , The Second World War Was Drawing To A Close In Europe Allied Troops Were Sweeping Through Nazi Germany And Discovering The Atrocities Of SS Concentration Camps The First To Be Reached Intact Was Buchenwald, In Central Germany American Soldiers Struggled To Make Sense Of The Shocking Scenes They Witnessed Inside They Asked A Small Group Of Former Inmates To Draft A Report On The Camp It Was Led By Eugen Kogon, A German Political Prisoner Who Had Been An Inmate SinceThe Theory And Practice Of Hell Is His Classic Account Of Life InsideUnlike Many Other books By Survivors Who Published Immediately After The War, The Theory And Practice Of Hell Is Than A Personal Account It Is A Horrific Examination Of Life And Death Inside A Nazi Concentration Camp, A Brutal World Of A State Within State, And A Society Without Law But Kogon Maintains A Dispassionate And Critical Perspective He Tries To Understand How The Camp Works, To Uncover Its Structure And Social Organization He Knew That The Book Would Shock Some Readers And Provide Others With Gruesome Fascination But He Firmly Believed That He Had To Show The Camp In Honest, Unflinching DetailThe Result Is A Unique Historical Document A Complete Picture Of The Society, Morality, And Politics That Fueled The Systematic Torture Of Six Million Human Beings For Many Years, The Theory And Practice Of Hell Remained The Seminal Work On The Concentration Camps, Particularly In Germany Reissued With An Introduction By Nikolaus Waschmann, A Leading Holocaust Scholar And Author Of Hilter S Prisons, This Important Work Now Demands To Be Re read Translated from the German by Heinz Norman.
Opening Late in the fall of 1937, in Frankfurt, had occasion for an extended discussion with a leading SS man from Vogelsang Castle a discussion that continued over several afternoons.
Lots of pencil underlinings and margin comments in my copy.
papernaziholocaustautumn 2012The translation leaves things amibiguous at many a crucial moment insert the early Heydrik motto as example That aside, this is a straight forward guide to which dept was which and the in fighting between them, followed by a full blueprint of the killing factories All the stastics seem to be included in chilling detail.
Taking this in snatches, the same MO as with Gulag Archipelago, as I don t want the ideas here to be the ones to fall asleep on.
As with other books dealing with atrocities, this will be left unrated by yours tru What makes this book unique in the literature of the Holocaust is it s proximity in time to the actual events When the US Army liberated Buchenwald in 1945, they asked a group of surviving inmates to draft a report for the military about what had happened in the camp Eugene Kogon a political prisoner since 1939 led the effort, and this is the result It is written in the tone of a coroner s report dissecting the remains of a murder victim It is one of the most horrifying books I have ever read.