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Binnenstruktur, Alltagsverhalten und Überlebenschancen in Nazi-Konzentrationslagern

The Internal Structure of, Daily Behavior in, and the Chances of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps
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Botz, Gerhard


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Abstract This article is outlining the internal structures of concentration camps such as Birkenau or Mauthausen. The author is focusing on the everyday conduct of prisoners as well as their chances to survive: He is positioning the concentration camps into the NS-system, highlighting the material limitations of the prisoners, differentiating within the "society of prisoners", demonstrating the social structures of the prisoners as well as pointing out their strategies to survive. This article is structured as follows: 1. Introduction, 2. Concentration Camps as part of the NS system, 3. Material limitations 4. Differentiation within the "prisioners' society", 5. Social structure, 6. Behaviours which could help to survive.
Keywords persecution of Jews; Third Reich; genocide; concentration camp; everyday life; survival strategy
Classification General History; Social History, Historical Social Research
Free Keywords Holocaust; survivors; Mauthausen; Auschwitz
Document language German
Publication Year 2016
Page/Pages p. 335-353
Journal Historical Social Research, Supplement (2016) 28
Issue topic Gerhard Botz - Zeitgeschichte zwischen Politik, Biografie und Methodik: Gewalt und Nationalsozialismus in Österreich im 20. Jahrhundert
ISSN 0936-6784
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works