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The Architecture of Oppression : The SS, Forced Labor and the Nazi Monumental Building Economy - Paul B. Jaskot

The Architecture of Oppression

The SS, Forced Labor and the Nazi Monumental Building Economy

Hardcover Published: 25th November 1999
ISBN: 9780415173667
Number Of Pages: 224

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This book re-evaluates the architectural history of Nazi Germany and looks at the development of the forced-labor concentration camp system. Through an analysis of such major Nazi building projects as the Nuremberg Party Rally Grounds and the rebuilding of Berlin, Paul Jaskot ties together the development of the German building economy, state architectural goals and the rise of the SS as a political and economic force. As a result, "The Architecture of Opression" contributes to our understanding of the conjunction of culture and politics in the Nazi period as well as the agency of architects and SS administrators in enabling this process.

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List of illustrationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introduction: the Architectural Policy of the SSp. 1
The Interest of the SS in the Monumental Building Economyp. 11
The development of the SS and the concentration camp systemp. 13
The German building economy, 1933-8p. 15
SS concentration camps and the formation of DESTp. 19
DEST and the monumental building economy during the warp. 25
Productivity and punishment at the DEST stone quarriesp. 34
The Party Rally Grounds at Nuremberg: SS Economic Goals and National Socialist Architectural Policyp. 47
The function of the Party Rally Grounds at Nurembergp. 50
Creation of the Zweckverband Reichsparteitag Nurnbergp. 53
Building at Nuremberg, 1935-9p. 56
Building at Nuremberg during the warp. 61
SS economic goals and the Party Rally Groundsp. 68
The Rebuilding of Berlin: the Interdependence of the GBI and the SSp. 80
The function of National Socialist building in Berlinp. 82
The formation of the GBIp. 85
The redesign of Berlin, 1937-9p. 88
Building in Berlin during the warp. 94
SS economic concerns and Speer's plans for Berlinp. 103
The Soldiers' Hall and KL Flossenburgp. 108
The Political Function of SS Architecturep. 114
The function of architecture for the SSp. 117
Building at KL Flossenburgp. 126
Building at KL Mauthausenp. 132
Conclusionp. 140
Notesp. 148
Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 195
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ISBN: 9780415173667
ISBN-10: 0415173663
Series: Architext Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 25th November 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1

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