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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The Theory and Practice of Hell: The German Concentration Camps and the System Behind Them

It hurts the one who commits it most of all, by cheating them out of an education. That aside, this is a straight-forward guide to which dept was which Translated from the German by Heinz Norman. Essay back to top The systems behind the German concentration camps and the experience of those living behind the barbed wire fences have long been a mystery to those who were not there.

February 2in Munich, Germany. Dec 28, Elissa Lawrence added it. The Holocaust industry is big business and is a get out of jail free card for the Ashkenazi cabal that runs Israel to continue occupying and continue their genocide on the Palestinian people.

Allied troops were sweeping through Nazi Germany and discovering the atrocities of SS concentration camps. He was a co-founder of the German Christian-Democratic Union, in co-editor of the Frankfurter Hefte “Frankfurt Notebooks”from onward held various functions in the Union of European Federalists and later other organizations working for European integration.

Eugen Kogon

Return to Book Page. Kogon was held at Buchenwald camp, which was a large camp mainly for political prisoners and “ordinary criminals” although as he explains the camps were always composed of a deliberately mixed population in the Western part of Germany. He also discusses how all of the labor done by the inmates of concentration camps only provided a small part of euegn total German war economy and how those who witnessed the labor helped give power to the SS by not speaking out against the immorality of the system.


The inmates, on the other hand, found themselves fugen into a world of devaluation which proved to be detrimental to their mental capacity. In general, however, his perspective is limited and appears to be at its best when he discusses something he directly witnessed. February 2in Munich, Germany Died: An intimate telling of the operations and inter workings of German concentration camps written by a political prisoner that survived five and a half years at Buchenwald.

Kogon euten that the primitive psychological mechanisms at work in the minds of the SS and their lack of conflict between instinct and reason, coupled with the mental decline and adaptation to camp life by the prisoners, allowed the concentration camps to function as they did. I was deeply affected by what I saw and, after a trip to Germany inEuen knew that I wanted to learn more about how the camps were able to function as they did.

She also emphasizes the variety of adaptations that an inmate could choose. He also gives a description of the qualifications one must have in order to apply to the SS. Useful in order to understand the psychological mechanisms at work in the minds of those who uegen and carried out the Holocaust.

A very informative study published in by a German political prisoner about the inner workings of the Third Reich at the time of liberation.

Among other issues, he turned against the Wiederbewaffnungatomic weapons and the “madness of excessive armament”.

Eugen Kogon – Wikipedia

This book offers the glimpse of a life that is difficult to reconcile with our underst Eugene Kogan wrote one of the most internationally acclaimed accounts of life in the Nazi concentration camps which was a best-seller in a time when sensational accounts proliferated. I bought this one when I was stationed in the old West Germany. A must read for anyone interested in WW2 and Holocaust history.


From toKogon was also president of the German council of the European Movement. The Gestapo readily had recourse to the charge of homosexuality, if it was unable to find any other pretext for proceeding against Catholic priests or irksome critics. She also emphasizes the variety of adaptations that inmates could choose. More interestingly, the power that the SS exerted over the inmates was shown in their inability, or unwillingness, to resist the SS at any time, even when being led to their deaths.

In actuality, the number of homosexuals incarcerated was relatively small.

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Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video. To read it is to walk into the ultimate nightmare of mankind’s inhumanity to man. Upon being driven into the camp, inmates had two choices.

In March he was arrested in Austria. In Marchhe was arrested a third time and, in Septemberwas deported to Buchenwald, where he spent the next six years as “prisoner number “. Kogon had already spoken about his ideas in Buchenwald with fellow prisoner Kurt Schumacher.

Fascinating and horrific but a must read lest we forget. Lacking the more human element of other books on the subject made it, for me, less involving. There are some parts that are just plain tough to read concerning the life of a prisoner and the SS disregard for anything that was right. There are also moments that make the reader weep with wonder at the beauty of the human spirit: