The place of terror

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The place of terror. History of the National Socialist Concentration Camps is the title of a nine-volume lexical reference work in German on the National Socialist camp system. The work, created between 2005 and 2009, is published by Wolfgang Benz and Barbara Distel at the CH Beck publishing house in Munich . The work was edited by Angelika Königseder from the Center for Research on Antisemitism .

While the first volume deals with central questions about the Nazi camp system, volumes 2 to 7 contain articles on the main camps and their satellite camps in chronological order . Volume 8 deals with concentration and extermination camps in German-occupied Eastern Europe. Volume 9 also lists other types of camps in the Nazi forced camp system, such as labor education camps , youth concentration camps , transit camps , ghettos, etc.

The nine-volume complete work comprises the following titles:

  1. The organization of terror . Co-editor Angelika Königseder, 2nd edition 2005, 394 pages. ISBN 3-406-52961-5 .
  2. Early camp, Dachau, Emsland camp . 2005, 607 pages. ISBN 3-406-52962-3 .
  3. Sachsenhausen, beech forest . 2006, 660 pages. ISBN 3-406-52963-1 .
  4. Flossenbürg, Mauthausen, Ravensbrück . 2006, 644 pages. ISBN 3-406-52964-X .
  5. Hinzert, Auschwitz, Neuengamme . 2007, 591 pages. ISBN 978-3-406-52965-8 .
  6. Natzweiler, Groß-Rosen, Stutthof . 2007, 840 pages. ISBN 978-3-406-52966-5 .
  7. Niederhagen / Wewelsburg, Lublin-Majdanek, Arbeitsdorf, Herzogenbusch (Vught), Bergen-Belsen, Mittelbau-Dora . 2008, 360 pages. ISBN 978-3-406-52967-2 .
  8. Riga, Warsaw, Vaivara, Kaunas, Płaszów, Kulmhof / Chełmno, Bełzec, Sobibór, Treblinka . 2008, 576 pages. ISBN 978-3-406-57237-1 .
  9. Labor education camps, ghettos, youth protection camps, police detention camps, special camps, gypsy camps, forced labor camps . 2009, 656 pages. ISBN 978-3-406-57238-8 .


In the Süddeutsche Zeitung of January 19, 2009, reviewer Jörg Später rated the work as a study of “meticulous research and a wealth of detail” as well as a basis for structural analysis of the Nazi camp system, which, however, did not focus enough on the relationship between concentration camp inmates and the population from the area around Enter concentration camps. Karin Orth reviewed the present volumes of the series in an article published on April 2, 2007 in the Süddeutsche Zeitung as “meritorious documentation” and “reference works rich in detail and facts”, which, however, “do not have any source-critical reflections, an examination of debates in Nazi research or offer a historiographical classification of the facts. ” Marc Buggeln described the work on H-Soz-u-Kult as a“ meritorious series. ”

Individual evidence

  1. Contents of Volume 1 with links to the other volumes. Retrieved October 10, 2019 .
  2. Wolfgang Benz (ed.), Barbara Distel (ed.): The place of terror. History of the National Socialist Concentration Camps . Reviews at perlentaucher .de
  3. Collective review: History of the concentration camps on hsozkult, accessed on January 29, 2020.