- Paperback: 292 pages
- Publisher: BoD (April 2, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3833476109
- ISBN-13: 978-3833476105
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,177,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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St. Georgen - Gusen - Mauthausen. Concentration Camp Mauthausen Reconsidered
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Concentration Camp Mauthausen Reconsidered
Rudolph A. Haunschmied
After reading this impressive, richly documented history of the St. Georgen- Gusen -Mauthausen Concentration Camp Complex during World War II, my world has expanded. That is the gift of reading such a thoughtful, important history.
The writing and publishing of this book is part of an amazing journey that began with Rudolph A. Haunschmied, a native of St. Georgen an der Gusen in northern Austria. In 1989, upon publishing of his work, titled "1938/1945 - Zum Gedenken", the inhabitants of his community and of the "world" began to hear parts of this untold history.
St. Georgen-Gusen-Mauthausen takes that 1989 overview written in German, and brilliantly expands it to a comprehensive study in English, of the story of the St. Georgen-Gusen-Mathausen Complex. It includes a top-secret underground war production plant; and the camp's liberation by the 71st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. This study includes primary documents and photographs never published before in a brilliantly written story that has been kept secret from all, even the witnesses, the bystanders, and their subsequent generations.
The authors and the Gusen Memorial Group plea for the journey of this story to continue. The epilogue describes this journey continuing through more research, and the "opening of the tunnels" to create a memorial. I doubt anyone can read this book without the conscious awareness of our present day genocide in this world. The last lines of the book are: "Let the lost stories and voices of 40,000 fill that darkness as once their hearts filled with the memory of love.Read more ›