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The Resource The prisoners of Breendonk : personal histories from a World War II concentration camp, by James M. Deem with additional photography by Leon Nolis

The prisoners of Breendonk : personal histories from a World War II concentration camp, by James M. Deem with additional photography by Leon Nolis

Label
The prisoners of Breendonk : personal histories from a World War II concentration camp
Title
The prisoners of Breendonk
Title remainder
personal histories from a World War II concentration camp
Statement of responsibility
by James M. Deem with additional photography by Leon Nolis
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This absorbing and captivating nonfiction account (with never-before-published photographs) offers readers an in-depth anthropological and historical look into the lives of those who suffered and survived Breendonk concentration camp during the Holocaust of World War II"--
  • Fort Breendonk was built in the early 1900s to protect Antwerp, Belgium, from possible German invasion. It fell into disrepair until the Nazis took it over after their invasion of Belgium in 1940. Labeled a "reception" camp where prisoners were held until they were either released or transported, Breendonk was no less brutal than a concentration camp. About 3,600 prisoners were held there; just over half of them survived. Deem pieces together the story of the camp by telling the stories of its victims-- Jews, communists, resistance fighters, and common criminals
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deem, James M
Dewey number
940.53/18549322
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.5.B74
LC item number
D44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Breendonk (Concentration camp)
  • Concentration camps
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Concentration camp inmates
  • Breendonk (Concentration camp)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The prisoners of Breendonk : personal histories from a World War II concentration camp, by James M. Deem with additional photography by Leon Nolis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The first prisoners: September-December 1940 -- The arrest of Israel Neumann -- Building Breendonk -- Facing the wall -- The first prisoners of Room 1 -- The artist of Room 1 -- Watching the prisoners -- The Zugführer of Room 1 -- A day at Breendonk -- Part 2. The first deaths: January-June 1941 -- Changes -- The first escape -- Despair -- A picture-perfect camp -- Part 3. Camp of the creeping death: June 1941-June 1942 -- Operation Solstice -- Prisoner number 59 -- A substitution -- The rivals -- The plant eaters -- July 24, 1941 -- The hell of Breendonk -- The first transport -- A temporary lull -- Part 4. A second camp: July-August 1942 -- The Sammellager in Mechelen -- Transport II to Auschwitz-Birkenau -- Part 5. Camp of terror: September 1942-April 1944 -- The postal workers of Brussels -- The first executions -- The Arrestanten -- The bunker -- January 6, 1943 -- The winter of 1942-43 -- Transport XX -- The chaplain of the executions -- Two heroes of Breendonk -- The twelve from Senzeilles -- Part 6. The many endings of Auffanglager Breendonk: May 1944-May 1945 -- Evacuating Breendonk -- Journey from Mauthausen -- End of the supermen -- The final transport from Neuengamme -- Part 7. After the war: 1945-present -- The war crimes trials -- The final death -- Breendonk today -- Afterword: What happened to some Breendonk prisoners and their families -- Appendix 1. Main deportations from Auffanglager Breendonk -- Appendix 2. Deportations from SS-Sammellager Mechelen
Control code
ocn904332570
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 340 pages
Isbn
9780544096646
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The prisoners of Breendonk : personal histories from a World War II concentration camp, by James M. Deem with additional photography by Leon Nolis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The first prisoners: September-December 1940 -- The arrest of Israel Neumann -- Building Breendonk -- Facing the wall -- The first prisoners of Room 1 -- The artist of Room 1 -- Watching the prisoners -- The Zugführer of Room 1 -- A day at Breendonk -- Part 2. The first deaths: January-June 1941 -- Changes -- The first escape -- Despair -- A picture-perfect camp -- Part 3. Camp of the creeping death: June 1941-June 1942 -- Operation Solstice -- Prisoner number 59 -- A substitution -- The rivals -- The plant eaters -- July 24, 1941 -- The hell of Breendonk -- The first transport -- A temporary lull -- Part 4. A second camp: July-August 1942 -- The Sammellager in Mechelen -- Transport II to Auschwitz-Birkenau -- Part 5. Camp of terror: September 1942-April 1944 -- The postal workers of Brussels -- The first executions -- The Arrestanten -- The bunker -- January 6, 1943 -- The winter of 1942-43 -- Transport XX -- The chaplain of the executions -- Two heroes of Breendonk -- The twelve from Senzeilles -- Part 6. The many endings of Auffanglager Breendonk: May 1944-May 1945 -- Evacuating Breendonk -- Journey from Mauthausen -- End of the supermen -- The final transport from Neuengamme -- Part 7. After the war: 1945-present -- The war crimes trials -- The final death -- Breendonk today -- Afterword: What happened to some Breendonk prisoners and their families -- Appendix 1. Main deportations from Auffanglager Breendonk -- Appendix 2. Deportations from SS-Sammellager Mechelen
Control code
ocn904332570
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 340 pages
Isbn
9780544096646
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015010722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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