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By Andre Sellier,Michael J. Neufeld

In mid-1943 Nazi Germany entered a hindrance from which it used to be 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 persisted at extermination camps, various outdoor "Kommandos" have been organize within the area of the massive focus camps. The Dora Camp, positioned within the heart of Germany, was once essentially the most infamous. initially a trifling Kommando hooked up to Buchenwald, it turned one of many greatest Nazi focus camps. There prisoners have been positioned to paintings in an immense underground manufacturing facility, development V-2 rockets, the key weapon constructed via German scientists in an try to opposite the process the struggle, 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 He has applied all to be had files in addition to unpublished testimony from a number of dozen fellow prisoners.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 lifestyle at Dora—prisoners loss of life by means of the loads and indescribable suffering—and the murderous "evacuation" of the camp through railroad convoys and loss of life marches, which came about in early 1945 and ended in the demise of hundreds of thousands of prisoners. Illustrated with 20 pages of images and drawings, and 24 maps.

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