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Chełmno and the Holocaust
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Chełmno and the Holocaust: The History of Hitler's First Death Camp

Patrick Montague

Abstract

As the first extermination camp established by the Nazi regime and the prototype of the single-purpose death camps of Treblinka, Sobibor, and Belzec, the Chełmno death camp stands as a crucial but largely unexplored element of the Holocaust. This book is a comprehensive work that details all aspects of the camp's history, organization, and operations, and to remedy the dearth of information in Holocaust literature about Chełmno, which served as a template for the Nazis' “Final Solution.” It reveals events leading to the establishment of the camp, how the mobile killing squad employed the world ... More

Keywords: extermination camp, Nazi regime, death camps, Treblinka, Sobibor, Belzec, Holocaust, Final Solution, mobile killing squad, gas van

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835272
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869413_montague

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Montague, author