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The Resource Female SS guards and workaday violence : the Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942-1944, by Elissa Mailänder ; translated by Patricia Szobar

Female SS guards and workaday violence : the Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942-1944, by Elissa Mailänder ; translated by Patricia Szobar

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Female SS guards and workaday violence : the Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942-1944
Title
Female SS guards and workaday violence
Title remainder
the Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942-1944
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by Elissa Mailänder ; translated by Patricia Szobar
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
How did "ordinary women," like their male counterparts, become capable of brutal violence during the Holocaust? Cultural historian Elissa Mailänder examines the daily work of twenty-eight women employed by the SS to oversee prisoners in the concentration and death camp Majdanek/Lublin in Poland. Many female SS overseers in Majdanek perpetrated violence and terrorized prisoners not only when ordered to do so but also on their own initiative. The social order of the concentration camp, combined with individual propensities, shaped a microcosm in which violence became endemic to workaday life. The author's analysis of Nazi records, court testimony, memoirs, and film interviews illuminates the guards' social backgrounds, careers, and motives as well as their day-to-day behavior during free time and on the "job," as they supervised prisoners on work detail and in the cell blocks, conducted roll calls, and "selected" girls and women for death in the gas chambers. Scrutinizing interactions and conflicts among female guards, relations with male colleagues and superiors, and internal hierarchies, Female SS Guards and Workaday Violence shows how work routines, pressure to "resolve problems," material gratification, and Nazi propaganda stressing guards' roles in "creating a new order" heightened female overseers' identification with Nazi policies and radicalized their behavior.--Publisher
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Mailänder Koslov, Elissa
Dewey number
940.53/185
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.5.M35
LC item number
M34513 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Szobar, Patricia
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  • Women concentration camp guards
  • Women concentration camp guards
  • Women concentration camp guards
  • Women concentration camp guards
  • Majdanek (Concentration camp)
  • Majdanek (Concentration camp)
  • Employees
  • Women concentration camp guards
  • Poland
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Female SS guards and workaday violence : the Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942-1944, by Elissa Mailänder ; translated by Patricia Szobar
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Translation of: Gewalt im Dienstalltag : die SS-Aufseherinnen des Konzentrations- und Vernichtungslagers Majdanek. Hamburg, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-396) and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1. Methodological and Theoretical Considerations -- Chapter 2. The Majdanek Concentration and Death Camp: An Overview -- Chapter 3. Women Looking for Work: Paths to Careers in the Concentration Camps -- Chapter 4. Ravensbruck Training Camp: The Concentration Camp as Disciplinary Space -- Chapter 5. Going East: Transfer to the Majdanek Concentration and Extermination Camp, 1942-1944 -- Chapter 6. Work Conditions at Majdanek -- Chapter 7. Annihilation as Work: The Daily Work of Killing in the Camp -- Chapter 8. Escapes and Their Meaning within the Structure of Power and Violence in the Camp -- Chapter 9. License to Kill? Unauthorized Actions by the Camp Guards -- Chapter 10. Violence as Social Practice -- Chapter 11. Cruelty: An Anthropological Perspective -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
895302074
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 405 pages
Isbn
9781611861709
Lccn
2014954452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)895302074
Label
Female SS guards and workaday violence : the Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942-1944, by Elissa Mailänder ; translated by Patricia Szobar
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Gewalt im Dienstalltag : die SS-Aufseherinnen des Konzentrations- und Vernichtungslagers Majdanek. Hamburg, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-396) 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
List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1. Methodological and Theoretical Considerations -- Chapter 2. The Majdanek Concentration and Death Camp: An Overview -- Chapter 3. Women Looking for Work: Paths to Careers in the Concentration Camps -- Chapter 4. Ravensbruck Training Camp: The Concentration Camp as Disciplinary Space -- Chapter 5. Going East: Transfer to the Majdanek Concentration and Extermination Camp, 1942-1944 -- Chapter 6. Work Conditions at Majdanek -- Chapter 7. Annihilation as Work: The Daily Work of Killing in the Camp -- Chapter 8. Escapes and Their Meaning within the Structure of Power and Violence in the Camp -- Chapter 9. License to Kill? Unauthorized Actions by the Camp Guards -- Chapter 10. Violence as Social Practice -- Chapter 11. Cruelty: An Anthropological Perspective -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
895302074
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 405 pages
Isbn
9781611861709
Lccn
2014954452
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)895302074

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