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People in Auschwitz Hermann Langbein was allowed to know and see extraordinary things forbidden to other Auschwitz inmates Interned at Auschwitz inand classified as a non Jewish political prisoner, he was assigned as clerk to the chief SS physician of the extermination camp complex, which gave him access to documents, conversations, and actions that would have remained unknown to history were it not for his witness and his subsequent research Also a member of the Auschwitz resistance, Langbein sometimes found himself in a position to influence events, though at his peril People in Auschwitz is very different from other works on the most infamous of Nazi annihilation centers Langbein s account is a scrupulously scholarly achievement intertwining his own experiences with quotations from other inmates, SS guards and administrators, civilian industry and military personnel, and official documents Whether his recounting deals with captors or inmates, Langbein analyzes the events and their context objectively, in an unemotional style, rendering a narrative that is unique in the history of the Holocaust This monumental book helps us comprehend what has so tenaciously challenged understanding



10 thoughts on “People in Auschwitz

  1. Lewis Weinstein Lewis Weinstein says:

    lots of details about Auschwitz some of which may find their way into my current novel


  2. Ellie Midwood Ellie Midwood says:

    I ve read a lot of Holocaust memoirs and studies in the course of my life but never before have I come across anything as objective and detailed as H Langbein s People in Auschwitz H Langbein, according to his own admission, had a certain advantage over other historians he was a former Auschwitz inmate himself, and therefore not only he had his own memories to rely on but he al


  3. Simon Simon says:

    I am writing a play that includes Auschwitz as background, so a lot of what I am currently reading has to do with the Holocaust in general and this camp in particular Hermann Langbein was an Austrian communist who fought with the International Brigade in the Civil War, and was sent to Dachau and then Auschwitz after the Anschluss There he served as a clerical assistant to SS Doctor


  4. Kerrilaine Kerrilaine says:

    AMAZING BOOK What I really like about this book is how the author really tries to take a look from both sides of every story, how victims can be killers and killers victims It also shows how Auschwitz waslike a city and explained a lotabout what went on in concentration camps besides the woeful glimpses we see in movies.


  5. Pam Pam says:

    People in Auschwitz Published in Association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was written by Hermann Langbein This is a book that talks about the groups of people in the camp as well as some individuals It takes a look at the overall composite of the camp Not only does he talk about the prisoners but he talks about the jailers The dynamics of the camp changed as it grew and as


  6. ger ger says:

    Simply the most informative book I ve read on Auschwitz I learned so much about the camp and its corruption of the human spirit It hasn t got a narrative as it s a study but it is high in detail and examples Langbein also is quite conscious of not drawing generalisations while allowing the facts to speak for themselves Truly a book worth reading for anyone who is interested in that unimaginable pl


  7. Clayton Brannon Clayton Brannon says:

    Detailed account of the infamous NAZI death and labor camp written and researched by someone who spent 10 years total in different camps This is an absolute must read for anyone who wants to know how the NAZI regime set up and used the prisoners against themselves to gain their ends.


  8. L.L. L.L. says:

    To jest bardzo dobra ksi ka Trudno nazwa j fajn ze wzgl du na tematyk , a mnie z reszt b d si podoba wszystkie ksi ki o tej tematyce, ale ta jest wyj tkowa Autor nie pisze tylko o sobie, a stara si przedstawi Auschwitz z r nej perspektywy i do tego bardzo obiektywnie Dlatego jak na razie jest to najlepsza i najciekawsza ksi ka o tej tematyce jak czyta em Jak sam m wi, skupi si najbardziej na wyj tkach, a wi


  9. Carole Carole says:

    Langbein surveys the various types of people in Auschwitz, the various conditions they found themselves in at Auschwitz and the various types of reactions to those conditions He compiles excerpts from personal testimonies, published works, his own personal experiences, facts and figures from the Auschwitz archives and testimonies at various Nazi war crime trials.I think I would not recommend it as a first book o


  10. Maurizio Manco Maurizio Manco says:

    Ognuno di quelli che erano l ha fatto almeno una volta qualcosa di buono Questa , appunto, la cosa peggiore Se gli uomini delle SS ad Auschwitz avessero fatto sempre soltanto del male, mi sarei detta che non potevano fare altrimenti perch erano dei sadici malati Ma invece questi uomini sapevano distinguere fra il bene e il male e decidevano una volta per il bene e novantanove per il male Ella Lingens p 341


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