NP: NP, 1946. New edition. Softcover. Quarto (11 3/4 x 8 1/4"). 7, pp. Original photo-illustrated wrappers. Frontispiece portrait of Werner A. Beckert wearing his inmate uniform with the identification # 986.
Illustrated with 40 b/w photographic reproductions (including front cover), this gripping work is one of the first eyewitness accounts on Buchenwald published after the war, and one of the first analyses of the concentration camp system. It is a condensed version of the original edition published in Weimar by the author, in 1945*.
The Buchenwald concentration camp was a German Nazi concentration camp established on the Ettersberg (Etter Mountain) near Weimar, Germany, in July 1937, and one of the first and the largest of the concentration camps on German soil, following Dachau's opening just over four years earlier. Prisoners from all over Europe and the Soviet Union - Jews, non-Jewish Poles and other Slavs, the mentally ill and physically disabled from birth defects, religious and political prisoners, Roma and Sinti, Freemasons, Jehovah's Witnesses (then called Bible Students), criminals, homosexuals, and prisoners of war - worked primarily as forced labor in local armament factories.
From 1945 to 1950 the camp was used by the Soviet occupation authorities as an internment camp, known as NKVD special camp number 2. Today the remains of Buchenwald serve as a memorial and permanent exhibition and museum.
Some foxing and rubbing along spine. Pages slightly and evenly age-toned throughout. Text in German. Wrappers in overall good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #42469
* For the original edition, see #38009 in our inventory.