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The Resource Hell before their very eyes : American soldiers liberate concentration camps in Germany, April 1945, John C. McManus

Hell before their very eyes : American soldiers liberate concentration camps in Germany, April 1945, John C. McManus

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Hell before their very eyes : American soldiers liberate concentration camps in Germany, April 1945
Title
Hell before their very eyes
Title remainder
American soldiers liberate concentration camps in Germany, April 1945
Statement of responsibility
John C. McManus
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"April 4, 1945, United States Army units from the 89th Infantry Division and the 4th Armored Division seized Ohrdruf, the first of many Nazi concentration camps to be liberated in Germany. In the weeks that followed, as more camps were discovered, thousands of soldiers came face to face with the monstrous reality of Hitler's Germany. For the American soldiers of all ranks who witnessed such powerful evidence of Nazi crimes, the experience was life altering. Almost all were haunted for the rest of their lives by what they had seen, horrified that humans from ostensibly civilized societies were capable of such crimes. Military historian John C. McManus sheds new light on this aspect of the Holocaust. Drawing on a blend of archival sources and thousands of firsthand accounts--including unit journals, interviews, oral histories, memoirs, diaries, letters, and published recollections--Hell Before Their Very Eyes focuses on the experiences of the soldiers who liberated Ohrdruf, Buchenwald, and Dachau and their determination to bear witness to this horrific history."--Publisher information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McManus, John C.
Dewey number
940.53/185
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.G3
LC item number
M4297 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Witness to history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ohrdruf (Concentration camp)
  • Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
  • Dachau (Concentration camp)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Hell before their very eyes : American soldiers liberate concentration camps in Germany, April 1945, John C. McManus
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Germany, 1945 -- Encountering Ohrdruf -- "The smell of death was thick in the air": witnessing Buchenwald -- Treating Buchenwald: medicine and Murrow -- Dachau: the approach -- "My heart was going a mile a minute": liberating Dachau -- Dachau: the impact -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn907585014
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 189 pages
Isbn
9781421417653
Lccn
2014047681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025351473
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o907585014
  • (OCoLC)907585014
Label
Hell before their very eyes : American soldiers liberate concentration camps in Germany, April 1945, John C. McManus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Germany, 1945 -- Encountering Ohrdruf -- "The smell of death was thick in the air": witnessing Buchenwald -- Treating Buchenwald: medicine and Murrow -- Dachau: the approach -- "My heart was going a mile a minute": liberating Dachau -- Dachau: the impact -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn907585014
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 189 pages
Isbn
9781421417653
Lccn
2014047681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025351473
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o907585014
  • (OCoLC)907585014

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