[[ EPUB ]] ✵ Against All Hope: Resistance in the Nazi Concentration Camps 1938-1945 Author Hermann Langbein – Airdomains.co.uk

Against All Hope: Resistance in the Nazi Concentration Camps 1938-1945 In This Major And Comprehensive Work, Hailed By Le Monde As A Monumental Study, Hermann Langbein Shatters The Myth That All Prisoners Of Concentration Camps During World War II Passively Let Themselves Be Slaughtered A Prisoner Himself And One Of The Leaders Of Resistance At Auschwitz, Langbein Painstakingly Documents The Detailed Account Of The History Of The Camps And The Story Of Resistance Spanning The Initial Years To The Chaotic Weeks Before Liberation, Against All Hope Is The First Systematic Presentation Of Organized Resistance Deeply Moving, It Is An Unforgettable Testament To The Resilience And Determination Of The Human Spirit As The Camps Were Being Established, Langbein Examines The Composition Of The Initial Prisoners A Mixture Of Political Prisoners Reds , Convicted Criminals Greens , Jews, And Anti Socials And Reveals The Brutal Struggle For Camp Domination Between The Reds And Greens With Analytic Detail, He Presents The History And Nature Of The Individual Camps And The Inmate Self Government In The Actors, Langbein Recognizes For The First Time The Various Inmate Groups, Germans, Austrians, Poles, Russians, Communists, Socialists, Jehovah S Witnesses, Gypsies And Jews, And How They Related To Resistance Langbein Portrays The Incredible Impossibility Of Resistance Against The All Powerful Total Domination Of The Nazi Camp Administration The Prisoners Were To Be Morally Broken, Psychically Disabled, And Even Physically Destroyed To Resist Against This Systematic Demoralization, Its Isolation From The Rest Of The World, And Its Intention To Exterminate, Was Inconceivable Through Chronic Malnutrition, Beatings, Torture, And The Permanent Terrorism Ofthe SS, The Prisoners Were Led To Believe There Is Only One Way Out Of Here Through The Chimney And Yet, Resistance, Individual Initiatives And Organized Action, To Aid Fellow Inmates, To Escape, To Revolt, To Thwart Management Campaigns, To Mitigate The Horrendous Crimes Were

10 thoughts on “Against All Hope: Resistance in the Nazi Concentration Camps 1938-1945

  1. says:

    An inspiring and at times harrowing account of the various means prisoners of Nazi concentration camps challenged and opposed the regime.It beggars belief the things some of these people managed,from procuring arms to running schools for children,religious services and sabotage.It doesn t just concentrate on the Jewish experience but also the political prisoners,the Jehovahs Witnesses and Gypsies amongst others.They didn t all survive but they ke...

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    How do I describe what it is like to read this book Heartbreaking Yes It is definitely that Inspiring Oh yes, it is that too This book focuses on the different people groups who were in the Nazi camps and the many from different groups who resisted and didn t just take the horrors lying down I had to cheer them on even when I knew the terrible results that would befall them because I knew why they did it If you get to that breaking point where you can t stand any and you know they are going to kill you anyway, what do you have to lose What you win is your self respect and knowing you went down fighting You also shout by your actions, This is wrong This is evil I will fight evil to my final breath You can kill me but you don t own me and I belong to myself so I win in the end That was the cour...

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    I m not going to lie and say this wasn t a rough read but I m glad I stuck with it because I learned a lot and gained a nuanced understanding of the Holocaust I knew that the concentration camps were filled with than just Jewish people but before reading this I probably wouldn t have been able to name all the different types of inmates and their hierarchy within the camps I also didn t really know about the psychological tactics, with the SS pitting inmates against inmates leading to some inmates becoming as cruel as the Nazis Most of all I appreciated the academic integrity of this book I don t think I ve ever read something so dedicated to providing an unbiased view of a historical event Every other paragraph Langbein is judging the credibility of anecdotes of inmates and justifying which sources he uses and which he omits The book was also organized in a thoughtful manner, giving ample focus to each group of inmates and their role in the resistance If ...

  4. says:

    One of the best books on the resistance movements within the Nazi Concentration camps you will ever read A must read for all who have an interest in the Holocaust.

  5. says:

    reading about the holocaust is not easy and it s hard to feel inspired when you feel like you re constantly being punched in the gut this book, however, is an amazingly chronicled history of some of the bravest human beings ever and i was so humbled to read of such badass resistance in the face of unspeakable torture it feels like a grave injustice that so many heroes will never been recognized, but i m happy this book exists that will try to tell some of their stories in fact, i was so m...

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