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The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour
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Websites

The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site - the official Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site website.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum - excellent website which includes an ever growing video library. The website also focuses on modern-day efforts concerning genocide prevention.

Harold Marcuse - this great little website is a goldmine of information. The site is run by Harold Marcuse who is Associate Professor of History at the University of California in the United States.

Yad Vashem - Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, is the Jewish people’s memorial to the murdered Six Million and symbolizes the ongoing confrontation with the rupture engendered by the Holocaust. Containing the world’s largest repository of information on the Holocaust, Yad Vashem is a leader in Shoah education, commemoration, research and documentation.

 

 

Books

All of the following can be purchased at regular bookshops or online through various sites. Don't forget to check your local library.

 

"The Dachau Concentration Camp
1933 to 1945"

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Catalogue of the entire exhibition at the memorial site. Includes a CD ROM. This book can be ordered here from the The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

 

Stanislav Zámecník: "That was Dachau"

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Comprehensive history of the Dachau KZ, from survivor, witness and historian Stanislav Zámecník.

 

Elie Wiesel: "Night"

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This is a personal memoir written by survivor and witness Elie Wiesel. Although not specifically related to the history of the Dachau Concentration Camp,it is widely regarded as one of the most powerful and moving written works dealing with the Holocaust.

 

Annette Dumbach and Dr Jud Newborn ...."Sophie Scholl and The White Rose"

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A story of bravery, idealism and resistance in Munich during the Nazi regime.

 

Harold Marcuse "Legacies of Dachau - The Uses and Abuses of a Concentration Camp 1933 - 2001"

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What happened to the survivors of Dachau after liberation? What happened to the former concentration camp? What happened to Germany? These are just some of the issues explored in this eye-opening and sometimes shocking study of post war Dachau.

 

"Maus" - Art Spiegleman

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A biography of the author's father, Vladek Spiegelman, a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. It alternates between descriptions of Vladek's life in Poland before and during the Second World War and Vladek's later life in the Rego Park neighborhood of New York City. The work is a graphic narrative in which Jews are depicted as mice, while Germans are depicted as cats. It is the only comic book ever to have won a Pulitzer Prize.

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