By Andre Sellier,Michael J. Neufeld

In mid-1943 Nazi Germany entered a concern from which it was once to emerge vanquished. confronted with a scarcity of manpower in armaments factories, the 3rd Reich despatched focus camp prisoners to paintings as slaves. whereas the genocide of the Jews and the Gypsies endured at extermination camps, a number of outdoor "Kommandos" have been arrange within the area of the massive focus camps. The Dora Camp, positioned within the middle of Germany, used to be the most infamous. initially an insignificant Kommando connected to Buchenwald, it turned one of many greatest Nazi focus camps. There prisoners have been positioned to paintings in a tremendous underground manufacturing facility, development V-2 rockets, the key weapon built by way of German scientists in an try to opposite the process the conflict, below the course of Wernher von Braun. during this dispassionate yet robust account, André Sellier, himself a former prisoner at Dora, tells the dramatic tale of the camp, the tunnel manufacturing unit, and the underground paintings websites. He has applied all on hand files in addition to unpublished testimony from a number of dozen fellow prisoners. He recounts the horrors of way of life at Dora—prisoners loss of life by means of the masses and indescribable suffering—and the murderous "evacuation" of the camp by means of railroad convoys and dying marches, which happened in early 1945 and ended in the dying of millions of prisoners. Illustrated with 20 pages of pictures and drawings, and 24 maps.

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