Weimar: International Camp Committee, 1945. First edition. Softcover. Octavo. 174pp. Original tan wraps with orange triangle and black lettering on cover. Comprehensive report by the International Camp Committee Buchenwald describing the horror inflicted on the German population by the Nazis through their concentration camp system, covering the development of the camp, its administration, the camp hospital (Krankenbau), official, and illegal work at the camp, discipline at Buchenwald and the final days of Buchenwald.
The report puts the horrendous conditions and practices at Buchenwald into perspective, relates to the overall historical developments at the time, e.g. the admission of some 2,000 prisoners of war at Buchenwald due to the attack of the Soviet Union by Hitler of June 22, 1941. In table 6 the report provides details relating to the origins of these prisoners admitted as well as the dates of their admission. Another example is the use of camp labor relating to the production of V-Weapons in October of 1944. Chapter two describes the administration of the camp, including the library, detailing the sources for the book budget, the procurements, and listing the categories of the existing inventory as well as reading habits. Of the 1009 books bought, one hundred and twenty were copies of Mein Kampf and Rosenberg's Mythos des 20. Jahrhunderts.
The material for this report comes from more than 100 separate reports written by "antifascist fighters" after their liberation. It provides sobering insight not only of the conditions at Buchenwald but the historical background of the time. Text in German. Some wear along edges and, small chips and creasing of cover near spine. Most of the spine cover missing. Few pages unopened at foredge, with occasional small closed tears of pages. Block browned. Wraps in good-, interior in overall very good condition. g- to vg. Item #47252