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Author Allen, Michael Thad.

Title The business of genocide : the SS, slave labor, and the concentration camps / Michael Thad Allen
Published Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, [2002]
©2002

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Description xii, 377 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Origins of the SS: The Ideology Is the Modern Organization -- 2. A Political Economy of Misery: The SS "Fuhrer" Corporation -- 3. Manufacturing a New Order -- 4. Engineering a New Order -- 5. My Newly Erected House: Slavery in the Modern War Economy -- 6. The Hour of the Engineer -- 7. Total War and the End in Rubble
Summary "During World War II, 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, but the whole operation was run by a surprisingly small staff of bureaucrats - no more than 200 engineers and managers who worked in the Business Administration Main Office of the SS." "The Business of Genocide powerfully contradicts the assumption that the SS forced slavery upon the German economy, demonstrating that instead industrialists actively sought out the Business Administration Main Office as a valued partner in the war economy. 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."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Also published as: Hitler's slave lords : the business of forced labour in occupied Europe (Gloucestershire : Tempus Publishing Limited, 2004 )
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [347]-365) and index
Subject Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. SS-Wirtschafts-Verwaltungshauptamt.
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. SS-Wirtschafts-Verwaltungshauptamt -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscript labor -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Germany.
Genocide -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Forced labor -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany.
Author Allen, Michael Thad. Hitler's slave lords : the business of forced labour in occupied Europe
LC no. 2001041474
ISBN 0807826774 alkaline paper