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By Andre Sellier,Michael J. Neufeld

ISBN-10: 156663511X

ISBN-13: 9781566635110

In mid-1943 Nazi Germany entered a situation from which it was once to emerge vanquished. confronted with a scarcity of manpower in armaments factories, the 3rd Reich despatched focus camp prisoners to paintings as slaves. whereas the genocide of the Jews and the Gypsies endured at extermination camps, a variety of outdoor "Kommandos" have been organize within the region of the big focus camps. The Dora Camp, positioned within the heart of Germany, used to be the most infamous. initially an insignificant Kommando hooked up to Buchenwald, it turned one of many greatest Nazi focus camps. There prisoners have been placed to paintings in an important underground manufacturing unit, construction V-2 rockets, the key weapon constructed through German scientists in an try and opposite the process the struggle, lower than the path of Wernher von Braun. during this dispassionate yet robust account, André Sellier, himself a former prisoner at Dora, tells the dramatic tale of the camp, the tunnel manufacturing unit, and the underground paintings websites. He has applied all on hand records in addition to unpublished testimony from numerous dozen fellow prisoners. He recounts the horrors of lifestyle at Dora—prisoners demise via the masses and indescribable suffering—and the murderous "evacuation" of the camp through railroad convoys and dying marches, which came about in early 1945 and ended in the dying of millions of prisoners. Illustrated with 20 pages of pictures and drawings, and 24 maps.

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