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The Resource Architects of death : the family who engineered the death camps, Karen Bartlett

Architects of death : the family who engineered the death camps, Karen Bartlett

Label
Architects of death : the family who engineered the death camps
Title
Architects of death
Title remainder
the family who engineered the death camps
Statement of responsibility
Karen Bartlett
Title variation
Family who engineered the death camps
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Architects of Death tells the astonishing story of how the gas chambers and crematoria that facilitated the murder and incineration of more than one million people in the Holocaust were designed not by the Nazi SS, but by a small respectable family firm of German engineers. Topf and Sons designed and built the crematoria at the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buchenwald, Belzec, Dachau, Mauthausen, and Gusen. At its height, 66 Topf triple muffle ovens were in operation--46 of which were at Auschwitz. These were not Nazi sadists, but men who were playboys and the sons of train conductors. They were driven not by ideology, but by love affairs, personal ambition, and bitter personal rivalries. Even while their firm created the ultimate human killing and disposal machines, their company sheltered Nazi enemies from the death camps. The intense conflagration of their very ordinary motives created work that surpassed in inhumanity even the demands of the SS. But the company that achieved this spectacularly evil feat of engineering typify the banality of evil. In the 1930s their family firm produced apparatus for all sorts of industries--baking, brewing, the firing of ceramics. Ovens for crematoria accounted for only a small proportion of their business, but it is for these that the Topf brothers became infamous. Their name can still be seen stamped on the iron furnaces of Auschwitz."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bartlett, Karen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA6117
LC item number
.B37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Firma J.A. Topf & Söhne
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Firma J.A. Topf & Söhne
  • Crematoriums
  • Crematoriums
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), and architecture
  • Oświęcim (Poland)
  • Buildings
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), and architecture
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Poland
Label
Architects of death : the family who engineered the death camps, Karen Bartlett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
The puppeteer -- Born and bred at J. A. Topf -- A deal with the devil -- A beautiful name -- Buchenwald -- Always at your service -- Auschwitz -- Is there anyone left to burn? -- Innovators until the end -- Trials and retribution -- A change of scenery in the USSR -- Power without morals -- Atonement
Control code
on1029805501
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250117700
Lccn
2018013475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029805501
Label
Architects of death : the family who engineered the death camps, Karen Bartlett
Publication
Copyright
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
The puppeteer -- Born and bred at J. A. Topf -- A deal with the devil -- A beautiful name -- Buchenwald -- Always at your service -- Auschwitz -- Is there anyone left to burn? -- Innovators until the end -- Trials and retribution -- A change of scenery in the USSR -- Power without morals -- Atonement
Control code
on1029805501
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250117700
Lccn
2018013475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029805501

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