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The Resource Inside the gas chambers : eight months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz, Shlomo Venezia ; in collaboration with Beatrice Prasquier ; foreword by Simone Veil ; historical notes and additional material by Marcello Pezzetti and Umberto Gentiloni ; edited by Jean Mouttapa ; translated by Andrew Brown

Inside the gas chambers : eight months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz, Shlomo Venezia ; in collaboration with Beatrice Prasquier ; foreword by Simone Veil ; historical notes and additional material by Marcello Pezzetti and Umberto Gentiloni ; edited by Jean Mouttapa ; translated by Andrew Brown

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Inside the gas chambers : eight months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz
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Inside the gas chambers
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eight months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz
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Shlomo Venezia ; in collaboration with Beatrice Prasquier ; foreword by Simone Veil ; historical notes and additional material by Marcello Pezzetti and Umberto Gentiloni ; edited by Jean Mouttapa ; translated by Andrew Brown
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This is a unique, eye-witness account of everyday life right at the heart of the Nazi extermination machine. Shlomo Venezia was born into a poor Jewish-Italian community living in Thessaloniki, Greece. At first, the occupying Italians protected his family; but when the Germans invaded, the Venezias were deported to Auschwitz. His mother and sisters disappeared on arrival, and he learned, at first with disbelief, that they had almost certainly been gassed. Given the chance to earn a little extra bread, he agreed to become a 'Sonderkommando', without realising what this entailed. He soon found himself a member of the 'special unit' responsible for removing the corpses from the gas chambers and burning their bodies. Dispassionately, he details the grim round of daily tasks, evokes the terror inspired by the man in charge of the crematoria, 'Angel of Death' Otto Moll, and recounts the attempts made by some of the prisoners to escape, including the revolt of October 1944. It is usual to imagine that none of those who went into the gas chambers at Auschwitz ever emerged to tell their tale - but, as a 'Sonderkommando', Shlomo Venezia was given this horrific privilege. He knew that, having witnessed the unspeakable, he in turn would probably be eliminated by the SS in case he ever told his tale. He survived: this is his story. -- Back cover
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  • 940.5318092
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eight months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz
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Inside the gas chambers : eight months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz, Shlomo Venezia ; in collaboration with Beatrice Prasquier ; foreword by Simone Veil ; historical notes and additional material by Marcello Pezzetti and Umberto Gentiloni ; edited by Jean Mouttapa ; translated by Andrew Brown
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  • "Published in Association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum"
  • "First published in French as Sonderkommando---Dans l'enfer des chambres âaa gaz äA ãaEditions Albin Michel S.A. -Paris, 2007"
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-202)
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Contents
Life in Greece before the deportation -- The first month in Auschwitz-Birkenau -- Sonderkommando: initiation -- Sonderkommando: the work continues -- The Revolt of the Sonderkommando and the dismantling of the crematoria -- Mauthausen, Melk, and Ebensee -- Historical notes: The Shoah, Auschwitz, and the Sonderkommando / Marcello Pezzetti -- Italy in Greece: a short history of a major failure / Umberto Gentiloni -- About David Olâaere / Jean Mouttapa
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21 cm.
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xv, 202 pages
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9780745643847
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illustrations
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regular print
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Inside the gas chambers : eight months in the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz, Shlomo Venezia ; in collaboration with Beatrice Prasquier ; foreword by Simone Veil ; historical notes and additional material by Marcello Pezzetti and Umberto Gentiloni ; edited by Jean Mouttapa ; translated by Andrew Brown
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Published in Association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum"
  • "First published in French as Sonderkommando---Dans l'enfer des chambres âaa gaz äA ãaEditions Albin Michel S.A. -Paris, 2007"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-202)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Life in Greece before the deportation -- The first month in Auschwitz-Birkenau -- Sonderkommando: initiation -- Sonderkommando: the work continues -- The Revolt of the Sonderkommando and the dismantling of the crematoria -- Mauthausen, Melk, and Ebensee -- Historical notes: The Shoah, Auschwitz, and the Sonderkommando / Marcello Pezzetti -- Italy in Greece: a short history of a major failure / Umberto Gentiloni -- About David Olâaere / Jean Mouttapa
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 202 pages
Isbn
9780745643847
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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