Theresienstadt, 1941-1945 : the face of a coerced community / H.G. Adler ; translated by Belinda Cooper ; general editor, Amy Loewenhaar-Blauweiss ; with an afterword Jeremy Adler
- Adler, H. G.
- New York : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- xxv, 857 pages ; 26 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Cooper, Belinda, Loewenhaar-Blauweiss, Amy, and Adler, Jeremy
- Machine generated contents note: I.history -- 1.The Jews in the "Protectorate," 1939--1941 -- 2.Theresienstadt: History and Establishment -- 3.Deportations to and from Theresienstadt -- Overview of the Deportations to Theresienstadt -- Overview of the Victims and Deportations from Theresienstadt -- The Technical Aspects of the Transports to Theresienstadt -- Remarks Preliminary to Chapters 4--7 -- 4.The Closed Camp, November 1941--July 1942 -- 5.The "Ghetto," July 1942--Summer 1943 -- 6.The "Jewish Settlement Area," Summer 1943--September 1944 -- 7.Decline and Dissolution, September 1944--May 1945 -- II.sociology -- 8.Administration -- Overview of the Administrative Structure -- Description and Discussion -- 9.The Transports -- Incoming Transports -- Outgoing Transports -- The Sinister Nature of the Transports -- 10.Population -- 11.Housing -- 12.Nutrition -- Food Rations -- Bread and Allocation of Unprepared Foodstuffs -- The Kitchens -- Individual Meals (Speisen) -- Actual Amounts versus Recorded Amounts -- "Supplemental Fare" and "Food Bonuses" -- The Hopeless Fight for Fair Distribution of Food -- The Method of Distribution -- Nutrition as the Main Problem -- 13.Labor -- Labor Deployment Statistics I -- Characterization of Administrative Work -- Documents Pertaining to the Work of the Central Labor Office -- Labor Deployment Statistics II -- Working Conditions and Overall Production -- 14.Economy -- External Economy -- Internal Economy -- Petty Economy -- 15.Legal Conditions -- 16.Health Conditions -- Typical Diseases -- Births -- Mortality and Death -- Public Health Care, Medical Research, and Medical Education -- 17.Welfare -- Welfare for the Elderly and Infirm -- Youth Welfare -- 18.Contact with the Outside World -- 19.Cultural Life -- III.PSYCHOLOGY -- 20.The Psychological Face of the Coerced Community -- Experimentation and Destiny in History -- Theresienstadt as an Episode in Simultaneous History -- Theresienstadt as an Episode in Jewish History -- The Typology of Individual Behavior -- On "Reality" -- The Practical Psychology of the Camp -- Conclusion.
- First published in 1955, with a revised edition appearing five years later, H.G. Adler's 'Theresienstadt, 1941-1945' is a foundational work in the field of Holocaust studies. As the first scholarly monograph to describe the particulars of a single camp - the Jewish ghetto in the Czech city of Terezin - it is the single most detailed and comprehensive account of any concentration camp. Adler, a survivor of the camp, divides the book into three sections: a history of the ghetto, a detailed institutional and social analysis of the camp, and an attempt to understand the psychology of the perpetrators and the victims. A collaborative effort between the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Terezin Publishing Project makes this authoritative text on Holocaust history available for the first time in the English language, with a new afterword by the author's son Jeremy Adler.0Translated from German by Belinda Cooper.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Permanent Endowment for the Holocaust and Genocide Collection for the Library at Penn State Harrisburg; 2017.
- Endowment Note:
- Permanent Endowment for the Holocaust and Genocide Collection for the Library at Penn State Harrisburg
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