Auschwitz, Capital of the Holocaust

  title={Auschwitz, Capital of the Holocaust},
  author={Peter Hayes},
  journal={Holocaust and Genocide Studies},
  pages={330 - 350}
  • Peter Hayes
  • Published 19 August 2003
  • History
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies
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