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Published: 28 March 2019

160 Pages | 10 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198723387

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Concentration Camps: A Very Short Introduction

Dan Stone

Very Short Introductions

  • Offers a global history of concentration camps, showing the differences and similarities between the various camp systems which have been used in the twentieth century
  • Sets the camps of the Third Reich into a global context, exploring the tradition they evolved from and also explaining what sets Nazi Germany apart from other regimes.
  • Shows how camps have emerged in different places in different times
  • Argues that whilst creators of camp systems did learn from one another to some extent, camps are a largely "organic" development of modern states
  • Explores how camps have been central to modern states' responses to crisis
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide
  • Originally published in hardback as Concentration Camps: A Short History