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The Nazi Concentration Camps: an Online Resource

Based on his research for KL. A history of the Nazi Concentration Camps (New York, London, 2015), Professor Nik Wachsmann is developing The Nazi Concentration Camps: an online research and learning resource.

Scholarly research into Nazi camps like Auschwitz has expanded dramatically in recent decades, providing major new insights into their development, their function and life inside. Professor Wachsmann has contributed to this research by directing a major AHRC project on the history of the pre-war camps (www.camps.bbk.ac.uk ), and has pulled together the main strands and findings of the new histories in his recent, prize-winning KL. A History of the Nazi concentration camps (Little, Brown, 2015).

KL. has attracted huge public interest globally, with numerous reviews which have pointed to the ground-breaking work of the author, revealing as he does an immense amount of new detail from interviews with camp survivors and research in archives.

AHRC follow-on funding (January to October 2016, £53,370) has supported the creation of the first major online resource about the Nazi concentration camps. Developed in collaboration with the Wiener Library and the UCL Centre for Holocaust Studies, it will provide a database, archive and teaching resources that reveal individual experiences and memories from the camps and new details of Nazi crimes, to be launched in November 2016.


 

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