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By Andre Sellier,Michael J. Neufeld

In mid-1943 Nazi Germany entered a concern from which it was once to emerge vanquished. confronted with a scarcity of manpower in armaments factories, the 3rd Reich despatched focus camp prisoners to paintings as slaves. whereas the genocide of the Jews and the Gypsies endured at extermination camps, quite a few outdoor "Kommandos" have been manage within the region of the big focus camps. The Dora Camp, situated within the heart of Germany, was once some of the most infamous. initially an insignificant Kommando hooked up to Buchenwald, it grew to become one of many biggest Nazi focus camps. There prisoners have been placed to paintings in an enormous underground manufacturing unit, development V-2 rockets, the key weapon built by way of German scientists in an try and opposite the process the warfare, lower than the path of Wernher von Braun. during this dispassionate yet robust account, André Sellier, himself a former prisoner at Dora, tells the dramatic tale of the camp, the tunnel manufacturing facility, and the underground paintings websites. He has applied all to be had files in addition to unpublished testimony from a number of dozen fellow prisoners. He recounts the horrors of daily life at Dora—prisoners loss of life by way of the loads and indescribable suffering—and the murderous "evacuation" of the camp via railroad convoys and demise marches, which happened in early 1945 and resulted in the demise of millions of prisoners. Illustrated with 20 pages of pictures and drawings, and 24 maps.

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