Inside Concentration Camps: Social Life at the Extremes
In this highly original book Maja Suderland takes the reader inside the concentration camps and examines the everyday social life of prisoners - their daily activities and routines, the social relationships and networks they created and the strategies they developed to cope with the harsh conditions and the brutality of the guards. Without overlooking the violence of the camps, the contradictions of camp life or the elusive complexity of the multicultural prisoner society, Suderland explores the hidden social practices that enabled prisoners to preserve their human dignity and create a sense of individuality and community despite the appalling circumstances.
This remarkable account of social life in extreme conditions will be of great interest to students and scholars in history, sociology and the social sciences generally, as well as to a wider readership interested in the Holocaust and the concentration camps.
Keywords: Social Life, Concentration Camps, survival, 20th Century & Contemporary European History, 20th Century & Contemporary European History
- Suderland, Maja
- John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
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- 300 pages
- Geography, Travel
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