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Death Comes in Yellow - Felicja Karay

Death Comes in Yellow

Paperback Published: January 1997
ISBN: 9789057022364
Number Of Pages: 272

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"Death Comes in Yellow" presents the history of one slave labor camp in order to shed light on all aspects of the slave labor camps established in Poland under German occupation. Hasag-Skarzysko was one of hundreds of camps scattered throughout occupied Poland. They were distinguished by size, the nationality of the prisoners, their location, the date of their establishment, and the authority in charge. The large number of labor camps reflected the German policy of exploiting the work forces of the occupied countries. These camps were part of a Europe-wide system of forced labor.
The first part of this volume reviews the external history of the camp. The second section, which studies the internal workings of the camp, is quite different in approach and includes an analysis of prisoner society and a moving description of the individual prisoner's struggle to survive.
At least twenty-five thousand Jews passed through the Skarzysko camp, and the large majority of them did not live to see its

..."Compelling and inspiring..." -The Voice "An important book, but not one for the reader with a weak stomach." -Meir Ronnen of "The Jerusalem Post "The future of Holocaust studies may lie in works like this..." -A. Ezergailis of "Choice

Abbreviations
Comparative Army Ranks
Introduction
The Hasag Enigmap. 1
The Early Days - From Lamps to Mortar Shellsp. 1
The Debate over the Fate of the Polish Armaments Industry and its Consequencesp. 6
How Hasag Gained Control of the Polish Industries in the Radom Districtp. 11
Establishment of the Jewish Forced Labor Camp at Skarzysko-Kamienna: Background and Contributing Factorsp. 17
Recruitment of Polish and Jewish Workers for the Hasag Plants up to Early 1942p. 17
Budin's Personnel Policy at the Skarzysko Plants as a Factor in the Establishment of the Slave Labor Campp. 23
Changes in the Labor Market in the Generalgouvernement and the Early Days of the Skarzysko Campp. 29
The Hasag-Skarzysko Camp During the "Radom Period" (August 1942 to July 1943)p. 34
The "Final Solution" in the Radom District and the "Jew Exchange" System in the Campp. 34
Skarzysko's Role in the Nazi Camp System and Principles of its Organizationp. 40
Security in the Radom District and its Effects on the Recruitment of Jewish Workers for the Skarzysko Plantsp. 47
Reinforcement of the Camp: Transports from Majdanek and Plaszowp. 52
The Enigma of the Transports from Majdanek (Summer, 1943)p. 52
In the Shadow of the "Erntefest": Circumstances Surrounding the Recruitment of Jews from Plaszowp. 59
Hasag-Skarzysko Becomes "Katyn in Generalgouvernementp. 63
Why Was the Camp at Skarzysko not Made into a Concentration Camp?p. 65
The History of the Camp at Werk A and the "Radom Tier"p. 74
"Ekonomia" - Living Conditions and Early Adjustmentp. 75
Camp Authorities and Internal Organizationp. 79
The Hasag Plants - A Source of Life or Deathp. 88
The Struggle to Survivep. 98
To Submit or Resistp. 98
Was there Help to be Found in the Shadow of the Gallows?p. 106
New People - New Problemsp. 112
Shattered Hopesp. 116
The Kuehnemann-Pollmer Partnershipp. 122
The Arrivals from Plaszow and the Start of a New Erap. 122
Aid from Outside and its Effect on Camp Lifep. 128
Singing and Card Games - The "Cultural Life" of Werk Ap. 132
The History of Werk Bp. 141
In the "Dance Halls" of Werk Bp. 142
In the Camp of the Unknown Commanderp. 147
Between the Lifegiving Flakes and the "Furrows of Passion"p. 150
The Pseudo Revolution of the Plaszowitesp. 454
Sober Realityp. 160
Under a Cloud of Picric Acid and TNTp. 162
The Green Corridor to Hellp. 163
The Six Circles of Hell of the Shell Departmentp. 166
"Schmitz" - The Refugep. 172
Kingdom of the Damnedp. 175
The Yellow Kingdom of Lady Markowiczowap. 181
Rise to Power and Establishment of the Dynastyp. 181
The Devious Paths of the "Kingdom of Death"p. 184
The "White House" and its Subjectsp. 188
The New Pariahs - "Kaelniks" in Werk Cp. 192
"Life Can Be Good - Even in Werk C"p. 199
Meetings at the Cannonsp. 199
The Deadly Typhoid Epidemicp. 208
The Three-Part Revolution and its Consequencesp. 211
Singing in the Shadow of the "Frying Pan"p. 217
The Final Whistlep. 224
The Last Actp. 229
The Fate of the Survivorsp. 229
Conclusionsp. 234
Bibliographyp. 249
Indexp. 258
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ISBN: 9789057022364
ISBN-10: 9057022362
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: January 1997
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1