All listings for this product
Best-selling in Textbooks
Save on Textbooks
- AU $80.99Trending at AU $88.17
- AU $72.90Trending at AU $77.76
- AU $71.88Trending at AU $73.75
- AU $82.90Trending at AU $85.67
- AU $72.90Trending at AU $79.64
- AU $34.72Trending at AU $42.76
- AU $21.22Trending at AU $25.57
About this product
- DescriptionDuring World War II, hundreds of thousands of prisoners were worked to death by the Nazis under a brutal system of slave labor in the concentration camps. By 1942, this vast network of slavery extended across all of German-occupied Europe, but the whole operation was run by a surprisingly small staff of bureaucrats-- more than 200 engineers and managers who worked in the Business Administration Main Office of the SS. Their projects included designing and constructing the concentration camps and gas chambers, building secret underground weapons factories, and brokering slave laborers to private companies such as Volkswagen and IG Farben. The Business of Gecide powerfully contradicts the assumption that the SS forced slavery upon the German ecomy, demonstrating that instead industrialists actively sought out the Business Administration Main Office as a valued partner in the war ecomy. Moreover, while the bureaucrats who oversaw Holocaust operations have often been seen as techcrats or simple cogs in the machinery, the book reveals their ideological dedication, even fanatical devotion, to slavery and gecide in the name of National Socialism. |Allen examines the SS executives and engineers who built up the vast slave-labor system in Nazi concentration camps. While the bureaucrats who oversaw Holocaust operations are often portrayed as simply cogs in the machinery, he reveals their ideological dedication to National Socialism.
- Author BiographyMichael Thad Allen is associate professor of modern German history and the history of technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
- Author(s)Michael Thad Allen
- PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press
- Date of Publication15/02/2005
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationChapel Hill
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University of North Carolina Press
- Content Noteblack & white halftones
- Weight567 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Edition Statement1st New edition
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.