ONE LONG NIGHT: A Global History of Concentration Camps

ONE LONG NIGHT: A Global History of Concentration Camps

ANDREA PITZER    Book Number: 86587    Product format: Hardback

Here for the first time is a chronological and geopolitical history of concentration camps. Beginning with 1890s Cuba, Andrea Pitzer documents concentration camps from the Philippines and Southern Africa in the early 20th century to the Soviet Gulag and detention camps in China and North Korea during the Cold War. Camp systems have been used as tools for civilian relocation and political repression, often justified as a measure to protect a nation, or even to safeguard the interned groups themselves. Camps have served instead as brutal and dehumanising sites that have claimed the lives of millions. This harrowing work is based on archival records and interviews conducted on four continents. It exposes the staggering legacy of the camps, the greatest atrocities, the extraordinary survivors and even the intimate and quiet moments of camp life. From 'Butcher' Wyler in Cuba by way of Guantanamo Bay, Nazi Germany, the USA and up to date even discussing the Rohingya situation and human rights today. Disturbing, depressing, enlightening written with a poet's grace and a documentarian's breadth. 466pp, eight pages of photos.
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