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    Looking into the abyss: historians and the Nazi concentration camps

    Wachsmann, Nikolaus (2006) Looking into the abyss: historians and the Nazi concentration camps. European History Quarterly 36 (2), pp. 247-278. ISSN 0265-6914.

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    Nazi concentration camps played a central part in repression, terror and mass murder in the Third Reich. But after the end of the Second World War, historians were initially slow to explore the history of these SS camps. Only in the 1980s did sustained and systematic research get underway. Since then, the scholarly literature has grown at a great pace. This article surveys the historical literature on the camps, focusing on key themes which have emerged from studies published over the last few years: the early camps, the SS perpetrators, gender, memory, and the relationship between economics and extermination. The article critically examines recent studies on these themes and highlights important areas for future research.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Ms Karyn Gowlett
    Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2009 13:54
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:48


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