22. April 2016

Nikolaus Wachsmann: KL

Und denkt daran, was sie litten

Möge die Welt wenigstens einen Tropfen, ein Minimum dieser tragischen Welt,
in der wir lebten, erblicken.

Update. Zwei Rezensionen der englischsprachigen Ausgabe. Two reviews in English

The book also demolishes some myths. 

The purpose of these camps was to intimidate and silence all kinds of opponents, from vagabonds and Communists to drunks and Jews. Targeting only Jews was not the purpose of these camps. 

Painful and gut-wrenching to read in many places, but a necessary and very valuable contribution even to the mountain of literature that exists about the Third Reich. 

KL: a history of the Nazi concentration camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann - Book Review. 
By JasonMcGregor, Military History and Heritage Victoria Inc., Australia

‘KL’ is a masterful documentation of Nazi camps.
By Stephanie Shapiro. NEWS BOOK REVIEWER. The Buffalo News, March 29, 2015

KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps. By Nikolaus Wachsmann.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 880 pages, $40