The Nazi Concentration Camps

Teaching & Resources

Further reading

Histories of the camps

Arad, Y., Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka (1999)

Blatman, D., The Death Marches: The Final Phase of Nazi Genocide (2011)

Buggeln, M., Slave Labour in Nazi Concentration Camps (2014)

Caplan, J., and N. Wachsmann (eds), Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany: The New Histories (2010)

Dillon, C., Dachau and the SS (2015)

Długoborski, W., and F. Piper (eds), Auschwitz: 1940–1945, 5 vols (2000)

Dwork, D., and R.J. van Pelt, Auschwitz: 1270 to the Present (1997)

Gilbert, M., Auschwitz and the Allies (2001)

Goeschel, C., and N. Wachsmann (eds), The Nazi Concentration Camps, 1933-1939: A Documentary History (2012)

Gutman, Y., and M. Berenbaum (eds), Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp (1998)

Helm, S., If This Is a Woman: Inside Ravensbrück (2015)

Langbein, H., People in Auschwitz (2004)

Longerich, P., Heinrich Himmler (2012)

Mailander Koslov, E., Female SS Guards and Workaday Violence: The Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942–1944 (2015)

Marcuse, H., Legacies of Dachau: The Uses and Abuses of a Concentration Camp, 1933–2001 (2001)

Megargee, G.P. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933–1945, vol. I (2009)

Morsch, G. (ed.), From Sachsenburg to Sachsenhausen (2007)

Rees, L., Auschwitz: The Nazis & the “Final Solution” (2005)

Segev, T., Soldiers of Evil: The Commandants of the Nazi Concentration Camps (2000)

Sofsky, W., The Order of Terror: The Concentration Camps (1997)

Steinbacher, S., Auschwitz: A History (2005)

Stone, D., The Liberation of the Camps (2015)

Todorov, T., Facing the Extreme: Moral Life in the Concentration Camps (2000)

Wachsmann, N., KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps (2015)

Wünschmann, K., Before Auschwitz: Jewish Prisoners in the Prewar Concentration Camps (2015)

Memoirs and eyewitness accounts

Améry, J., At the Mind’s Limits: Contemplations by a Survivor on Auschwitz and its Realities (1999)

Antelme, R., The Human Race (1992)

Bezwińska, J., and D. Czech (eds), Amidst a Nightmare of Crime: Manuscripts of Prisoners in Crematorium Squads found at Auschwitz (1973)

Buber, M., Under Two Dictators (1949)

Buergenthal, T., A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy (2009)

Cohen, E., The Abyss: A Confession (1973)

Delbo, C., Auschwitz and After (1995)

Flanagan, B., and D. Bloxham, Remembering Belsen: Eyewitnesses Record the Liberation (2005)

Greif, G., We Wept Without Tears: Testimonies of the Jewish Sonderkommando from Auschwitz (2005)

Hackett, D.A. (ed.), The Buchenwald Report (1995)

Herz, G., The Women’s Camp in Moringen: A Memoir of Imprisonment in Germany, 1936–1937 (2006)

Hoess, R., Commandant of Auschwitz: The Autobiography of Rudolf Hoess (2000)

Kielar, W., Anus Mundi: Five Years in Auschwitz (1982)

Levi, P., If This Is a Man/The Truce (1987)

Nansen, O., Day After Day (2016)

Nyiszli, M., Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account (2012)

Pilecki, W., The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery (2012)

Rousset, D., The Other Kingdom (1947)

Siedlecki, J., K. Olszewski, and T. Borowski, We Were in Auschwitz (2000)

Vrba, R., I Cannot Forgive (1997)

Wiesel, E., All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs (1997)