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Best Concentration Camp Books: The Ultimate List

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Concentration Camp books.

1. Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (2019)

 Best Concentration Camp Books: The Ultimate ListConcentration camps are a relatively new invention, a recurring feature of twentieth century warfare, and one that is important to the modern global consciousness and identity. Although the most famous concentration camps are those under the Nazis, the use of concentration camps originated several decades before the Third Reich, in the Philippines and in the Boer War, and they have been used again in numerous locations, not least during the genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda. Over the course of the twentieth century they have become defining symbols of humankind’s lowest point…
Author(s): Dan Stone

2. Camp Concentration: A Novel (1999)

 Best Concentration Camp Books: The Ultimate ListIn this chillingly plausible work of speculative fiction, Thomas M. Disch imagines an alternate 1970s in which America has declared war on the rest of the world and much of its own citizenry and is willing to use any weapon to assure victory.  Louis Sacchetti, a poet imprisoned for draft resistance, is delivered to a secret facility called Camp Archimedes, where he is the unwilling witness to the army’s conscienceless experiments in “intelligence maximization.” In the experiment, Prisoners are given Pallidine, a drug derived from the syphilis spirochete, and their mental abilities…
Author(s): Thomas M. Disch

3. Dachau concentration camp (1972)

 Best Concentration Camp Books: The Ultimate List* Dachau Concentration Camp – The First Concentration Camp in Germany – Life in the Concentration Camp – Medical Experiments – Transports – Executions – The Liberation of the Prisoners #1,570,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Barbara Distel

4. The Jewish Women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp (2006)

 Best Concentration Camp Books: The Ultimate List    Ravensbrück was the only major Nazi concentration camp for women. Located about fifty miles north of Berlin, the camp was the site of murder by slave labor, torture, starvation, shooting, lethal injection, “medical” experimentation, and gassing.    While this camp was designed to hold 5,000 women, the actual figure was six times this number. Between 1939 and 1945, 132,000 women from twenty-three countries were imprisoned in Ravensbrück, including political prisoners, Jehovah’s Witnesses, “asocials” (including Gypsies, prostitutes, and lesbians), criminals, and Jewish women (who made up…
Author(s): Rochelle G. Saidel

5. Child Prisoner in American Concentration Camps (2019)

 Best Concentration Camp Books: The Ultimate ListWhen Mako Takahashi was five years old, her family was swept up in the turmoil and devastation of World War II. The FBI arrested Mako’s father and two months later Mako, her mother, and three sisters were forced from their Seattle home and imprisoned in U.S. concentration camps for people of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast. In her memoir, Mako recalls with a child’s innocence stories from her four years in the concentration camps along with the insights she gained as an adult looking back on this grave injustice. Her memoir is illustrated with original, 4-color artwork by Mits…
Author(s): Mako Nakagawa, Mits Katayama

6. Concentration Camp Dachau, 1933-1945 (1978)

 Best Concentration Camp Books: The Ultimate ListShelf and edge wear. Moisture stain to top of last few pages – does not interfere with utility of book. Pages are clean and binding is tight. #1,188,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #25667 in European History (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Barbara Distel, Ruth Jakusch

7. A Miracle at Dachau: My Opa’s Story (2019)

 Best Concentration Camp Books: The Ultimate ListIn her new book, A Miracle at Dachau, Laurin Haupt tells the riveting story of her grandfather (her Opa) and his time in the Dachau prison camp. A French gentile, Simon Johann Haupt lived a happy life in Germany with his wife and daughters, the loves of his life. But in 1933, he and some friends dared to resist the terrorism of the Third Reich that was destroying the fabric of their peaceful community.His subsequent arrest and imprisonment and the miracle that saved his life make one of the most compelling stories of that awful period in history.Most of us were…
Author(s): Laurin M. Haupt

8. One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps (2018)

 Best Concentration Camp Books: The Ultimate ListFor over 100 years, at least one concentration camp has existed somewhere on Earth. First used as battlefield strategy, camps have evolved with each passing decade, in the scope of their effects and the savage practicality with which governments have employed them. Even in the twenty-first century, as we continue to reckon with the magnitude and horror of the Holocaust, history tells us we have broken our own solemn promise of “never again.”In this harrowing work based on archival records and interviews during travel to four continents, Andrea Pitzer reveals for the first time the chronological and geopolitical history of concentration…
Author(s): Andrea Pitzer

9. The Last Survivor: Legacies of Dachau (2000)

 Best Concentration Camp Books: The Ultimate ListIn , journalist Timothy Ryback explores the surprising–and often disturbing–ways the citizens of Dachau go about their lives in a city the rest of us associate with gas chambers and mass graves. A grandmother recalls the echo of wooden shoes on cobblestone, the clip-clop of inmates marched from boxcars to barracks under the cover of night. A mother-to-be opts to deliver in a neighboring town, so that her child’s birth certificate will not be stamped DACHAU. An "SS baby," now middle-aged, wonders about the father he never knew. And should you visit Dachau, you will meet…
Author(s): Timothy W. Ryback

10. Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women (2016)

 Best Concentration Camp Books: The Ultimate ListMonths before the outbreak of World War II, Heinrich Himmler—prime architect of the Holocaust—designed a special concentration camp for women, located fifty miles north of Berlin. Only a small number of the prisoners were Jewish. Ravensbrück was primarily a place for the Nazis to hold other inferior beings: Jehovah’s Witnesses, Resistance fighters, lesbians, prostitutes, and aristocrats—even the sister of New York’s Mayor LaGuardia. Over six years the prisoners endured forced labor, torture, starvation, and random execution. In the final…
Author(s): Sarah Helm

Best Concentration Camp Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some concentration camp books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Political Survivors: The Resistance, the Cold War, and the Fight Against Concentration Camps After 1945

Author(s): Emma Kuby
ID: 2356880, Publisher: Cornell University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Behind Barbed Wire: An Encyclopedia Of Concentration And Prisoner-Of-War Camps

Author(s): Alexander Mikaberidze
ID: 2488512, Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Year: 2019, Size: 21 Mb, Format: pdf

The Rise and Fall of America's Concentration Camp Law: Civil Liberties Debates from the Internment to McCarthyism and the Radical 1960s

Author(s): Masumi Izumi
ID: 2629455, Publisher: Temple University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 13 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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