Description : Dachau and the SS studies the concentration camp guards at Dachau, the first SS concentration camp and a national 'school' of violence for its concentration camp personnel. Set up in the first months of Adolf Hitler's rule, Dachau was a bastion of the Nazi 'revolution' and a key springboard for the ascent of Heinrich Himmler and the SS to control of the Third Reich's terror and policing apparatus. Throughout the pre-war era of Nazi Germany, Dachau functioned as an academy of violence where concentration camp personnel were schooled in steely resolution and the techniques of terror. An international symbol of Nazi depredation, Dachau was the cradle of a new and terrible spirit of destruction. Combining extensive new research into the pre-war history of Dachau with theoretical insights from studies of perpetrator violence, this book offers the first systematic study of the 'Dachau School'. It explores the backgrounds and socialization of thousands of often very young SS men in the camp and critiques the assumption that violence was an outcome of personal or ideological pathologies. Christopher Dillon analyses recruitment to the Dachau SS and evaluates the contribution of ideology, training, social psychology and masculine ideals to the conduct and subsequent careers of concentration camp guards. Graduates of the Dachau School would go on to play a central role in the wartime criminality of the Third Reich, particularly at Auschwitz. Dachau and the SS makes an original contribution to scholarship on the pre-history of the Holocaust and the institutional organisation of violence.
Description : A unified interpretation of the historical, political and remembered culture of Dachau concentration camp, first published in 2001.
Description : Chilling details from the American Seventh Army report about the liberation of prisoners from Dachau's death camps, with diary entries and eyewitness accounts.
Description : The U.S. Army 7708 War Crimes Group investigated atrocities committed in Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II. These young Americans--many barely out of their teens--gathered evidence, interviewed witnesses, apprehended suspects and prosecuted defendants at trials held at Dachau. Their work often put them in harm's way--some suspects facing arrest preferred to shoot it out. The WCG successfully prosecuted the perpetrators of the Malmedy Massacre, in which 84 American prisoners of war were shot by their German captors, and Waffen-SS commando Otto Skorzeny, aptly described as "the most dangerous man in Europe." Operation Paperclip, however, placed some war criminals--scientists and engineers recruited by the U.S. government--beyond their reach. From the ruins of the Third Reich arose a Nazi underground that preyed on Americans--especially members of the WCG.
Description : Well known historian, Pierre Moulin, published successively "US Samourais en Lorraine," "Chronicle of Bruyeres-in-Vosges" in French, "50th anniversary of the liberation of Vosges," "US Samurais in Bruyeres" in French and English and many others. He was made honorary citizen of Hawaii, San Antonio Texas and Fresno California. On the summary of this historical and pictorial book (295 pictures), you will find the true story of Dachau from 1933 to nowadays. For the first time, the real role played in the liberation of the death camp's prisoners by the Japanese American Unit, the 522nd Field Artillery. The Holocaust with all its horror shows the "Jewish Final Solution." The survivors of the Shoa, the Righteous Among the nations and for the first time published, the story of the diplomats saving Jews in Visas for Life. More than 60 years ago, on April 29th, 1945, Dachau was liberated and the entire world was in shock in front of this unbelievable reality. Today, the young generation doesn't even known the name of Hitler! This book is for them and their parents to keep the story alive. Their world is bristling with traps and we would be responsible if we don't prepare them as best as we could. To inform our children is our duty. We have to remain vigilant and prove again and again those facts happened. This bloody page of "inhumanity" should not be forgotten. Wishing the men took the lesson of the History, the last words of this book, were "Never Again," but. Dachau, Holocaust and U.S. Samurais is a non-fiction telling the story of the Holocaust (the Final Solution of the Jewish question) and especially the history of the first Nazi concentration camp (Dachau) from 1933 to 1945 222 pages in pictures. The role played at the liberation by the Samurais of the 522nd Field Artillery battalion of the US Army composed exclusively by Americans of Japanese Ancestry who came from Concentration camps in the USA. The statistics of the Holocaust but also the story of the Righteous Among the Nations (the non Jewish people who saved Jews during the war) and for the first time printed the story of Visas for life (the Diplomats of who saved thousands of Jews) More than 400 pictures recall the atrocities committed by the Nazis. This story must be told ever and ever to be never forgotten.
Description : This book published first under Dachau, Holocaust and US Samurais was made to keep alive this page of inhumanity of the History of the World that should not be forgotten and may interest those who lived through the tragedy and their descent or those who are interested in WWII real history. Without concessions American Samurais WWII Camps is not only informative but is also a memoriam for those who suffered, lived, and died under the Nazi regime. American Samurais WWII Camps is the third volume dedicated to the Nisei Soldiers, following: American Samurais-WWII in Europe The most decorated unit in all American History The 100th/442nd Regimental Combat Team (Socrates Institute Press-Hawaii) American Samurais WWII in the Pacific The Best Kept Secret Weapon in WWII The Military Intelligence Service (Socrates Institute Press-Hawaii) American Samurais WWII Camps recalls the horrors of the Holocaust focusing specifically on the Dachau Camp, the first built by the Nazis in 1933. The prologue gives a general overview of the events surrounding the World War II. Next are the basic information about the camp itself with its layout and the different staffs who ran Dachau. The readers will find documentation of the rules of the camp with firsthand accounts of what happened to some of the prisoners. The Author is not afraid to speak of the atrocities committed by the Nazis. Disease, torture and death are rampant in the chilling pictures of the death chambers, ovens, and torture devices which lend credence of what was written concerning the unspeakable treatment of the Dachau inmates. The day life and the working conditions in the camp and in the commandos are described without fear. Then come the last days of Dachau and how the International Liberation Committee was formed and its key role in the liberation. A chapter is devoted to the infamous death march during which the prisoners unable to walk were either shot or torn apart by the S.S. dogs. Then for the first time, the role played bu very special liberators coming from 10 Concentration Camps in the USA: The American Samurais of the 522nd Field Artillery and the story of the liberation of the camp. But the story of Dachau alone wont tell the reality of the Holocaust. Next is the account of the Final Solution of the Jewish Problem with its horrible statistics. Aided by many personal quotes of Holocaust survivors and hundred of pictures, the terror of the Final Solution seems to have been meticulously documented, To be complete, the story ended with the survivors of the Holocaust, the Righteous Among the Nations (The non-Jews who saved the Jewish people) and for the first time the Visas for Life, story of the diplomats who saved Jews during World War II.
Description : In March of 1933, a disused factory surrounded by barbed wire held 223 prisoners in the town of Dachau. By the end of 1945, the SS concentration camp system had become an overwhelming landscape of terror. Twenty-two large camps and over one thousand satellite camps throughout Germany and Europe were at the heart of the Nazi campaign of repression and intimidation. The importance of the camps in terms of Nazi history and our modern world cannot be questioned. Dr Nikolaus Wachsmann is the first historian to write a complete history of the camps. Combining the political and the personal, Wachsmann examines the organisation of such an immense genocidal machine, whilst drawing a vivid picture of life inside the camps for the individual prisoner. The book gives voice to those typically forgotten in Nazi history: the 'social deviants', criminals and unwanted ethnicities that all faced the terror of the camps. Wachsmann explores the practice of institutionalised murder and inmate collaboration with the SS selectively ignored by many historians. Pulling together a wealth of in-depth research, official documents, contemporary studies and the evidence of survivors themselves, KL is a complete but accessible narrative.