Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka The Operation Reinhard Death Camps

ISBN-10: 0253213053

ISBN-13: 9780253213051

Edition: 1999

Authors: Yitzhak Arad

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Between the years 1942 and 1943, under the code name Operation Reinhard, more than one-and-a-half million Jews were gassed in the concentration camps of Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka, located in Nazi-occupied Poland. Fewer than 200 Jews survived the operation. Using sources previously overlooked, such as German and Polish official records and testimonies from Nazi war crimes trials, Yitzhak Arad records the complete history of the death camps from their construction in 1941 to their destruction in 1943. He tells the tale of the death camps' inmates -- though many lived only a few hours after their arrival -- the underground organizations, the revolts and escapes, and the details concerning the day-to-day survival of those spared instant death in the gas chambers. Arad's work retrieves the experience of Operation Reinhard's victims and survivors from obscurity and bears eloquent witness to their tragedy.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 3/22/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The Extermination Machine
The Final Solution: From Shooting to Gas
Operation Reinhard: Organization and Manpower
Belzec: Construction and Experiments
Construction of Sobibor
Construction of Treblinka
Preparing for the Deportations
Expulsion from the Ghettos
The Trains of Death
Belzec: March 17 to June, 1942
Sobibor: May to July, 1942
Treblinka: July 23 to August 28, 1942
Reorganization in Treblinka
The Mission of Gerstein and Pfannenstiel
Jewish Working Prisoners
Women Prisoners
Improved Extermination Techniques and Installations
The Annihilation of the Jews in the General Government
Deportations from Bialystok General District and Ostland
Transports from Other European Countries
The Extermination of Gypsies
The Economic Plunder
Himmle's Visit to SObibor and Treblinka
The Erasure of the Crimes
Life in the Shadow Of Death
Portraits of the Perpetrators
The Prisoners' of Daily Life
The Prisoners and the Deportees
Faith and Religion
Diseases, Epidemics, and Suicide
Social Life
Escape and Resistance
The Cognizance and Reaction of the Victims in Occupied Poland
Escapes from the Trains and Spontaneous Acts of Resistance
Escapes from the Camps
The Underground in Teblinka
The Plan for the Uprising in Treblinka
August 2, 1943: The Uprising in Treblinka
Pursuit and Escape from Treblinka
Ideas and Organization for Resistance in Sobibor
The Underground in Sobibor
The Plan for Uprising in Sobibor
October 14, 1943: The Uprising in Sobibor
Pursuit and Escape from Sobibor
Survival amoung the Local Population
Reports about the Death Camps in Polish Wartime Publications
An Evaluation of the Uprisings and Their Results
Operation Erntefest
The Liquidation of the Camps and the Termination of Operation Reinhard
Epilogue
The Deportation of the Jews from the General Government, Bialystok General District, and Ostland
The Fate of the Perpetrators of Operation Reinhard
Bibliographic Key to the Notes
Notes
Index
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