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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In this respect the SS were the epitome of National Socialism.

The whole thing was pretty gruesome, not for the faint of heart. Kogonn – Reporter as Professor Dr. Through his work, he made the acquaintance kohon sociologist Othmar Spannwho recommended him for the Zentralkommission der christlichen Gewerkschaften “Central Committee of Christian Unions”.

I found it difficult to follow. More specifically, though, they kovon, willfully or ignorantly, failing to understand a fundament One of the arguments used by the deniers of the Holocaust, whether those who claim it didn’t happen at all or those who hold the less radical but really no less peculiar position that Hitler was innocent of it, is the lack of a written order. Yes, we think of those men, woman, children stuck in these camps, we feel for them. He was considered one of the “intellectual fathers” of both West Germany and European integration.

Throughout this book, he praises left-wing political groups. An excellent first-person account as well as third person analysis! He focuses on the psychology of the SS in this article.

A personal account of Buchenwald concentration camp by Dr Eugen Kogon. As you would expect, each section of the book is laid out like a report, extensively covering an aspect of camp life. Truth does not fear investigation.


It is a good read, but I did not learn anything new and found it much less rel This is an evidence gathering report that was submitted by Eugen Kogon after the war and, as such, is quite dry. This review supports the claims made by Kogon, the concentration camp system was serving a dual purpose and the SS themselves were a social ejgen system He also argues that being deported to the camps did ejgen fact entail subordination and devaluation of the inmates being sent there.

I think this is one of the most comprehensive books about the system of the concentration camps. The details of Buchenwald are chilling and exact, whereas his information about the system overall is somewhat more theoretical and less convincing. They asked a small group of former inmates to draft a report on the camp.

It has the defects of its virtues: Uploaded by Revisionismus on January 27, It hurts the one who commits it most of all, by cheating them out of an education. I was an eighth grader when I read this book.

Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! The Roots of Evil: Therefore, Kogon explains that it was the psychology of the SS combined with the psychology of the inmates that allowed the concentration camps to function as they did. Kogon tried to give a complete picture of the “SS super state” and its running of the camps and the power it exerted outside the camps through terror partly based upon the camps as well.

It gives you a deep look at the system of the concentration camps and all the tragedies related. Lots of pencil underlinings and margin comments in my copy.

Eugen Kogon – Technische Universität Darmstadt

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. Plagiarism —presenting someone else’s work as your own, or deliberately failing to credit or koogon the work of others on whom you draw including materials found on the web —is a serious academic offense, punishable by dismissal from the university.


In Marchhe was arrested a third time and, in Septemberwas deported to Buchenwald, where he spent the next six years as “prisoner number “. Yet the “holocaust” is the only supposed event in history that can get you arrested in several countries if you dare question it. Jun 27, Alexandria rated it really liked it. It also discusses how, over time, the world outside of the camp commonly ceased to exist for the inmate as they fully kofon with camp society.

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Eugen Kogon The Theory And Practice Of Hell

Eugene Kogon a political prisoner since led the effort, and this is the result. It came highly recommended by the tour guide I had, when I visited Sachsenhausen – even though the book is about Buchenwald.

This was one of the first books to try to explain the Holocaust as a total event to a mass audience, and it was appropriately written egen a survivor, who had gone on to research the facts of the system he had suffered under.

I wanted to know what I was picturing when I imagined concentration camps. The initial report was completed in Weimar within about a month.

There are also moments that make the reader weep with wonder at the beauty of the human spirit: Abstract back to top Buchenwald inmates being registered.