The Death Camp Eldorado: Political and Economic Effects of Mass Violence

  title={The Death Camp Eldorado: Political and Economic Effects of Mass Violence},
  author={Volha Charnysh and Evgeny Finkel},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={801 - 818}
Transfer and redistribution of wealth accompany most violent conflicts throughout the world, yet the local-level political and economic effects of this phenomenon remain unexplored. We address this omission by examining the long-term impact on the surrounding communities of the Nazi death camp Treblinka in Poland, where nearly a million Jews were murdered. The assets of murdered Jews sometimes ended up in the hands of the local population. We are able to identify the enduring impact of these… 

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