Hitler’s Slave Lords : The Business of Forced Labour in Occupied Europe – Michael Thad Allen

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Attempts to reveal the machinations behind the Nazi drive to utilise Jews and vagrants in the concentration camps of WW2. Particularly interested in the use of slave labour to aid German corporations.
Synopsis:
During the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of prisoners were worked to death by the Nazis under a brutal system of slave labor in the concentration camps. By 1942, this vast network of slavery extended across all of German-occupied Europe, yet the whole operation was run by a surprisingly small staff of bureaucrats—no more than 200 officials of the Business Administration Main Office of the SS (WVHA). Michael Thad Allen contradicts the assumption that the SS forced slavery upon the German economy, demonstrating that instead industrialists from many of Germany’s best-known corporation actively sought out its expertise in managing slavery. Moreover, while the bureaucrats who oversaw Holocaust operations have often been seen as technocrats or simple “cogs in the machinery,” Allen reveals their ideological dedication, even fanatical devotion, to slavery and genocide in the name of National Socialism. During the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of prisoners were worked to death by the Nazis under a brutal system of slave labor in the concentration camps. By 1942, this vast network of slavery extended across all of German-occupied Europe, yet the whole operation was run by a surprisingly small staff of bureaucrats—no more than 200 officials of the Business Administration Main Office of the SS (WVHA). Michael Thad Allen contradicts the assumption that the SS forced slavery upon the German economy, demonstrating that instead industrialists from many of Germany’s best-known corporation actively sought out its expertise in managing slavery. Moreover, while the bureaucrats who oversaw Holocaust operations have often been seen as technocrats or simple “cogs in the machinery,” Allen reveals their ideological dedication, even fanatical devotion, to slavery and genocide in the name of National Socialism.
Hardcover. Condition: Like new.. Dust Jacket Condition: Like New. ; First published 2002 as ‘The Business of Genocide: the SS, Slave Labor, and the Concentration Camps’ by the University of North Carolina Press. ; 352 pages. Brilliant copy and also covered in a cellophane cover for extra protection, internally free from any ink inscriptions, pages fresh white and crisp. Binding tight.

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SKU: 9780752429205 Category: Title: Hitler's Slave Lords : The Business of Forced Labour in Occupied Europe
Author: Michael Thad Allen
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Year: 2004
ISBN10: 0752429205
ISBN13: 9780752429205
Condition: Mint
Format: Hardcover
Inventory No: 1555

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Attempts to reveal the machinations behind the Nazi drive to utilise Jews and vagrants in the concentration camps of WW2. Particularly interested in the use of slave labour to aid German corporations.
Synopsis:
During the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of prisoners were worked to death by the Nazis under a brutal system of slave labor in the concentration camps. By 1942, this vast network of slavery extended across all of German-occupied Europe, yet the whole operation was run by a surprisingly small staff of bureaucrats—no more than 200 officials of the Business Administration Main Office of the SS (WVHA). Michael Thad Allen contradicts the assumption that the SS forced slavery upon the German economy, demonstrating that instead industrialists from many of Germany’s best-known corporation actively sought out its expertise in managing slavery. Moreover, while the bureaucrats who oversaw Holocaust operations have often been seen as technocrats or simple “cogs in the machinery,” Allen reveals their ideological dedication, even fanatical devotion, to slavery and genocide in the name of National Socialism. During the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of prisoners were worked to death by the Nazis under a brutal system of slave labor in the concentration camps. By 1942, this vast network of slavery extended across all of German-occupied Europe, yet the whole operation was run by a surprisingly small staff of bureaucrats—no more than 200 officials of the Business Administration Main Office of the SS (WVHA). Michael Thad Allen contradicts the assumption that the SS forced slavery upon the German economy, demonstrating that instead industrialists from many of Germany’s best-known corporation actively sought out its expertise in managing slavery. Moreover, while the bureaucrats who oversaw Holocaust operations have often been seen as technocrats or simple “cogs in the machinery,” Allen reveals their ideological dedication, even fanatical devotion, to slavery and genocide in the name of National Socialism.
Hardcover. Condition: Like new.. Dust Jacket Condition: Like New. ; First published 2002 as ‘The Business of Genocide: the SS, Slave Labor, and the Concentration Camps’ by the University of North Carolina Press. ; 352 pages. Brilliant copy and also covered in a cellophane cover for extra protection, internally free from any ink inscriptions, pages fresh white and crisp. Binding tight.

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Weight 0.71 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17 × 3.7 cm

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