The Ute Sttes Hust Memr Museum
EncyclopEdia of caMpS and GHETToS,1933–1945
Gere p. Megrgee, Etrfrewr b Ee Wese
This monumental 7-volumeencyclopedia, the result of years ofwork by the Center for AdvancedHolocaust Studies at the United StatesHolocaust Memorial Museum, willdescribe the universe of camps andghettos—some 20,000 in all—thatthe Nazis and their allies operated,from Norway to North Africa andfrom France to Russia. For the rsttime, a single reference work willprovide detailed information on eachindividual site.This rst volume covers threegroups of camps: the early campsthat the Nazis established in therst year of Hitler’s rule, the majorSS concentration camps with theirconstellations of subcamps, and thespecial camps for Polish and Germanchildren and adolescents. Overviewessays provide context for each category,while each camp entry provides basicinformation about the site’s purpose;the prisoners, guards, working andliving conditions; and key events in thecamp’s history. Material from personaltestimonies helps convey the character ofthe site, while source citations provide apath to additional information.
Geoffrey P. Megargee
is an appliedresearch scholar at the Center forAdvanced Holocaust Studies, UnitedStates Holocaust Memorial Museum. Heis author of
War of Annihilation: Combatand Genocide on the Eastern Front, 1941
Inside Hitler’s High Command.