British PoWs and the Holocaust: Witnessing the Nazi by Russell Wallis PDF

By Russell Wallis

within the community of Nazi camps throughout wartime Europe, prisoner of warfare associations have been frequently positioned subsequent to the slave camps for Jews and Slavs; in order that British PoWs throughout occupied Europe, over 200,000 males, have been witnesses to the holocaust. nearly all of these incarcerated have been conscious of the camps, yet their testimony hasn't ever been absolutely released. right here, utilizing eye-witness debts held by means of the Imperial battle Museum, Russell Wallis rewrites the heritage of British prisoners and the Holocaust in the course of the moment international battle. He uncovers the histories of fellows equivalent to Cyril Rofe, an Anglo-Jewish PoW who escaped from a piece camp in higher Silesia and fled eastwards in the direction of the Russian strains, recounting his shattering reviews of the so-called ‘bloodlands’ of jap Poland. Wallis additionally exhibits how and why the information of these within the defense force used to be by no means totally publicised, and the way a few PoW debts have been later exaggerated or fictionalised. British PoWs and the Holocaust could be a vital new oral heritage of the holocaust and a rare perception into what used to be identified and while concerning the maximum crime of the twentieth century.

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