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Soldiers of destruction : the SS Death's Head Division, 1933-1945

Author: Charles W Sydnor
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1977.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Sydnor
ISBN: 0691052557 9780691052557
OCLC Number: 2873620
Description: xvi, 371 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The prewar background : the development of the concentration camp system and the SS Totenkopfverbände --
The Polish campaign and the creation of the SS Totenkopfdivision --
Growing pains : December 1939-May 1940 --
The SS Totenkopfdivision and the battle of France --
The long interlude : occupation duty and transfer to the East --
The SS Totenkopfdivision and the war in Russia : June 1941-January 1942 --
The Soviet counteroffensive : encirclement in the Demyansk Pocket, January-October 1942 --
Perpetual crisis : the Führer's firemen, 1943-1945 --
Some observations : ideology, personality, and the question of Totenkopf criminality.
Responsibility: Charles W. Sydnor, Jr.
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"Sydnor has managed to assemble a painstakingly detailed and annotated account that is at the same time an interest-holding horror story." * Publishers Weekly *

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