Before the Holocaust: Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany, 1933-1939

TitleBefore the Holocaust: Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany, 1933-1939
Publication TypeWebsite
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBirkbeck, University of London
Place PublishedLondon, England

Created by scholars at Birkbeck, University of London with support from the Arts & Humanities Research Council, this site offers users a range of essays, documents, and resources on the Nazi concentration camps in the years between Hitler's rise to power in 1933 and the outbreak of war in 1939. Delving into the history of the camps before the Holocaust, the project seeks to discover the origins of the wartime practice of the Final Solution through the examination of three themes: regime policies and the links between terror, state, and society; conditions within the camps including the lives of various groups and their interactions; and, finally, the relationship between the camps and the German population as a whole. Documents are divided into thematic sections and are available both as a digitized images of the German original and in English translations.


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