Eugen Kogon, the author or this book, was a left-wing German political prisoner at Buchenwald concentration camp. Throughout this book, he praises left-wing. Eugen Kogon (February 2, – December 24, ) was a historian and a survivor of the Holocaust. A well-known Christian opponent of the Nazi Party. Eugen Kogon. (Munich) – (Falkenstein). Professor for Scientific Politics. “To this day, at the age of seventy-one, it still happens to me that I thrash .

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All this information was compiled in order to begin to eufen how such a large task, the creation and maintenance of concentration camps in relative secrecy, was able to be carried out for so many years.

Kogon writes that the SS were simple examples of basic psychological laws in the evolution of interior minds. Contact Buchenwald Memorial Datenschutz Credits. February 2in Munich, Germany Died: I decided to read it over the summer.

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At Buchenwald, Kogon spent part of his time working as a clerk for camp doctor Erwin Ding-Schulerwho headed up the typhus experimentation ward there. It is one of the most horrifying books I have ever r What makes this book unique in the literature of the Holocaust is it’s proximity in time to the actual events. Read it when I was in 8th grade. How Much Have You Seen?

You will well agree by the time you’re done. Reissued with an introduction by Nikolaus Waschmann, a leading Holocaust scholar and author of Hilter’s Prisons, this important work now demands to be re-read. I was kogoon a psychology major but soon realized that I was more interested in studying social interactions than brain chemistry.

The most interesting thing about the book, and something worth returning back to, is the psychology and characteristics of the SS.

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For a modern audience, there isn’t a lot new here, and more recent research has corrected a lot of the data given, but there is a certain power in reading the words of someone kogoj actually experienced the caps, so it remains in print and can be useful as a teaching tool. Feb 25, Mollie rated it really liked it. Westview Press Inc, In making this argument, they eugej using a logical fallacy, the one that is most trenchantly rebutted by the maxim Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.


It also discusses how, over time, the world outside of the camp commonly ceased to exist for the inmate as they fully assimilated with camp society. All that was truly needed was the awareness that as a members of the SS, they euegn members of an elite kogo master class.

Useful in order to understand the psychological mechanisms at work in the minds of those who started and carried out the Holocaust. Other, less fortunate inmates were arbitrarily assigned to the quarry and excavation work that would inevitably lead to their death.

Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos. Jan 01, Trae Johnson rated it liked it. A personal account of Buchenwald concentration camp by Dr Eugen Kogon. I report offenses to the Office of the Dean of Students for disciplinary action.

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Clear and insightful account of Buchenwald, told by a former longtime inmate. In general, however, his perspective is limited and appears to be at its best when he discusses something he directly witnessed. No one involved either needed or wanted one.

Mostly, I just wanted facts to fill in vague notions. On 22 September he was committed to Buchenwald Concentration Camp, classified as a “political” and a Euben. Here is what I write in my syllabi: I found especially interesting the last part of the book speaking about the psychology of the SS soldiers, the kogpn of the prisoners and the one of the German people. The homosexuals incarcerated in the Nazi concentration camps have been magnified by modern gay-rights groups into some sort of systematic Nazi persecution of homosexuals.

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Oct 09, Teri rated it liked it. Despite this intensive involvement with the past, Kogon primarily chose to look ahead, toward building a new society—one that would blend with Kogon’s convictions of Christianity and socialism. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

He was considered one of the “intellectual fathers” of both West Germany and European integration. As with other books dealing with atrocities, this will be left unrated by yours truly. Their verdict was that the contents of the report were objective and accurate. The qualifications largely correlated with the innate characteristics of the types of individuals who were already drawn to such a position and rank to oogon with.

The Social Psychology of the Holocaust. He didn’t care kogob, and he didn’t care what happened to them once they’d gone.

During his time as a war clerk he had kogonn to secret documents, such as those that listed the names of prisoners selected for experimentation and execution. Books by Eugen Kogon. Eugen Kogon was a German political prisoner who lived as an inmate in the Buchenwald concentration camp from to Really, it is a must read book for kogoh history students and anyone interested in the second World War or history in general.

Upon being driven into the camp, inmates had two choices. Human dignity is something worth fighting for. His historical account is organized to briefly outline the organization of the camps before examining the larger psychological forces as work which explain how the camps ejgen able to maintain themselves throughout the duration of the war. Edit Did You Know? United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,