By Andre Sellier,Michael J. Neufeld

In mid-1943 Nazi Germany entered a main issue from which it used to be 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 persisted at extermination camps, various outdoors "Kommandos" have been organize within the region of the big focus camps. The Dora Camp, situated within the middle of Germany, was once the most infamous. initially an insignificant Kommando hooked up to Buchenwald, it turned one of many biggest Nazi focus camps. There prisoners have been positioned to paintings in an important underground manufacturing unit, construction V-2 rockets, the key weapon constructed through German scientists in an try and opposite the process the conflict, below the path of Wernher von Braun. during this dispassionate yet strong account, André Sellier, himself a former prisoner at Dora, tells the dramatic tale of the camp, the tunnel manufacturing facility, and the underground paintings websites. He has applied all to be had files in addition to unpublished testimony from a number of dozen fellow prisoners. He recounts the horrors of way of life at Dora—prisoners death by means of the loads and indescribable suffering—and the murderous "evacuation" of the camp via railroad convoys and loss of life marches, which came about in early 1945 and resulted in the demise of hundreds of thousands of prisoners. Illustrated with 20 pages of pictures and drawings, and 24 maps.

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