Birkenau: The Camp of Death
(Didymóteichon, Greece)   (Orestiás, Greece)
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Translation of
Birkenau, le camp de la mort

Author: Marco Nahon; Editor: Steven Bowman

Published in Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1989

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This is a translation of: Birkenau, le camp de la mort
(Birkenau: The Camp of Death),
Author: Marco Nahon; Editor: Steven Bowman, Published: Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1989 (E 149 pages)

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Preface ix
Translator's Introduction xiii
Introduction: The Agony of Greek Jewry by Steven Bowman 1
1. The Invasion 17
2. Rumors of Deportation 21
3. The Arrest 25
4. The Transport Dimotika-Salonika 27
5. The Ghetto of Salonika 30
6. The Transport Salonika-Birkenau 33
7. Arriving at Birkenau 36
8. The Uniforms 40
9. The Food Rations 42
10. The Bucks 44
11. The First Torments 45
12. The Lagers of Birkenau 48
13. The Work 51
14. Sterilization 53
15. Music in the Camp 55
16. The S.K. 57
17. The Kapos 59
18. The Black Market 61
19. Looking for a Good Kommando 68
20. Nazi Pastimes 73
21. The Roll Call 76
22. The Zigeunerlager at Birkenau 77
23. The Nazi Concept of Sports 79
24. The Zahnekontrolle 81
25. The Krankenbau, or Hospital 84
26. The Selections 94
27. Nazi Courtesy 97
28. The Cremas and the Sonderkommandos 99
29. The Last Transports 109
30. The Liberation 116
Postscript 119
Appendix – The Israelite Communities of Dhidhimoteichon and Orestiás 124
Selected Bibliography 148

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