Before Auschwitz: The Formation of the Nazi Concentration Camps, 1933-9

  title={Before Auschwitz: The Formation of the Nazi Concentration Camps, 1933-9},
  author={Christian Goeschel and Nikolaus Wachsmann},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={515 - 534}
Is there any more potent a symbol for the destructive power of modern state terror than the nazi concentration camp? In the concentration camps, the nazis pioneered new methods of mass detention, abuse and extermination, driven by a lethal mix of extreme nationalism, bio-politics and racial antisemitism. During the short lifespan of the Third Reich little more than 12 years millions of prisoners were taken to concentration camps run by the SS, and subjected to humiliation and degradation, dirt… 

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