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By Anne Kelly Knowles, Tim Cole, Alberto Giordano

This ebook explores the geographies of the Holocaust at each scale of human adventure, from the eu continent to the studies of person human our bodies. outfitted on six leading edge case experiences, it brings jointly historians and geographers to interrogate the locations and areas of the genocide. The instances surround the landscapes of specific locations (the killing zones within the East, deportations from websites in Italy, the camps of Auschwitz, the ghettos of Budapest) and the intimate areas of our bodies on evacuation marches. Geographies of the Holocaust places ahead versions and a study time table for various methods of visualizing and pondering the Holocaust via interpreting the areas and areas the place it was once enacted and experienced.

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2 summarize key stages in the spatio-temporal development of the SS camp system. The first camps, established in 1933, were improvised, usually short-lived places where political opponents of the Nazi government were incarcerated. The approximately 106 protective-custody camps, now generally known as the “early camps,” were all on German soil. 23 Heinrich Himmler, appointed to oversee the protective-custody camps in 1934, conceived of a unified system of much larger, more permanent concentration camps that would operate under a centralized command, with Dachau as the model for camp discipline and organization.

Sight-line analysis of sixteen major SS camp systems. The spray of lines issuing from each main camp represents the straight-line Euclidean distance to each of its associated subcamps. 1. Distance from Main Camp to Subcamps, in Order of Mean Distance Main camp Mittelbau Riga Kauen Auschwitz Lublin Stutthof Dachau Gross-Rosen Vaivara Mauthausen Sachsenhausen Neuengamme Flossenbürg Ravensbrück Buchenwald Natzweiler Range (miles) Mean distance (miles) 3–77 0–138 2–84 1–136 3–129 6–218 1–182 3–215 0–163 1–128 1–880* 10–202 4–156 0–439 3–224 12–151 16 24 29 31 40 44 46 51 52 58 60 69 81 81 87 93 Note: *The extreme outlier in the Sachsenhausen system was in Kiev.

A few camps changed location during their operation. Some opened and closed, then opened again. The administrative body responsible for some camps changed over time. ” Writing history does not require that every kind of information one uses be recorded consistently, according to a set of rules. Building a database, however, forces one to confront the inconsistencies and incompleteness of the historical record or, as in our case, even the most thorough, comprehensive secondary source. In the GIScience concept of “multi-instantiation,” Knowles and Yule found a fitting model for geographical entities (camps) whose identities shifted across the multiple dimensions of time, space, function, administration, and inmate attributes.

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