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- DescriptionThis powerful, wide-ranging history of the Nazi concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora is the first book to analyze how memory of the Third Reich evolved throughout changes in the German regime from World War II to the present. Building on intimate kwledge of the history of the camp, where a third of the 60,000 prisoners did t survive the war, Gretchen Schafft and Gerhard Zeidler examine the political and cultural aspects of the camp's memorialization in East Germany and, after 1989, in unified Germany. Through the continuing story of Mittelbau-Dora, from its operation as a labor camp for the V-1 and V-2 rockets to its social construction as a monument, Schafft and Zeidler reflect an abiding interest in the memory and commemoration of torious national events.
- Author BiographyGretchen Schafft is Applied Anthropologist in Residence at American University and the author of From Racism to Genocide: Anthropology in the Third Reich.Gerhard Zeidler is a former archivist at the concentration camp memorial for Mittelbau-Dora.
- Author(s)Gerhard Zeidler,Gretchen Schafft
- PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
- Date of Publication15/02/2011
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationBaltimore
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Illinois Press
- Content Note19 black and white photographs
- Weight358 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine18 mm
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