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The Resource Dachau and the SS : a schooling of violence, Christopher Dillon

Dachau and the SS : a schooling of violence, Christopher Dillon

Label
Dachau and the SS : a schooling of violence
Title
Dachau and the SS
Title remainder
a schooling of violence
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Dillon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Dachau and the SS studies the concentration camp guards at Dachau, the first SS concentration camp and a national 'school' of violence for its concentration camp personnel. Set up in the first months of Adolf Hitler's rule, Dachau was a bastion of the Nazi 'revolution' and a key springboard for the ascent of Heinrich Himmler and the SS to control of the Third Reich's terror and policing apparatus. Throughout the pre-war era of Nazi Germany, Dachau functioned as an academy of violence where concentration camp personnel were schooled in steely resolution and the techniques of terror. An international symbol of Nazi depredation, Dachau was the cradle of a new and terrible spirit of destruction. Combining extensive new research into the pre-war history of Dachau with theoretical insights from studies of perpetrator violence, this book offers the first systematic study of the 'Dachau School'. It explores the backgrounds and socialization of thousands of often very young SS men in the camp and critiques the assumption that violence was an outcome of personal or ideological pathologies. Christopher Dillon analyses recruitment to the Dachau SS and evaluates the contribution of ideology, training, social psychology, and masculine ideals to the conduct and subsequent careers of concentration camp guards. Graduates of the Dachau School would go on to play a central role in the wartime criminality of the Third Reich, particularly at Auschwitz. Dachau and the SS makes an original contribution to scholarship on the pre-history of the Holocaust and the institutional organisation of violence. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dillon, Christopher
Dewey number
940.53/174336
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.G3
LC item number
D55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Dachau (Concentration camp)
  • Konzentrationslager Dachau
  • SS
Label
Dachau and the SS : a schooling of violence, Christopher Dillon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
'We'll Meet Again in Dachau': The Early Dachau SS -- The Dachau Guard Troops -- The Dachau Commandant Staff -- The Dachau SS and the Prisoners -- 'Tolerance Means Weakness': The Dachau SS and Masculinity -- The Dachau SS and the Locality -- Epilogue
Control code
902702328
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780199656523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)902702328
Label
Dachau and the SS : a schooling of violence, Christopher Dillon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
'We'll Meet Again in Dachau': The Early Dachau SS -- The Dachau Guard Troops -- The Dachau Commandant Staff -- The Dachau SS and the Prisoners -- 'Tolerance Means Weakness': The Dachau SS and Masculinity -- The Dachau SS and the Locality -- Epilogue
Control code
902702328
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 282 pages
Isbn
9780199656523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)902702328

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