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This publication explores the geographies of the Holocaust at each scale of human event, from the ecu continent to the reports of person human our bodies. outfitted on six cutting edge case reviews, it brings jointly historians and geographers to interrogate the locations and areas of the genocide. The circumstances 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 wondering the Holocaust through studying the areas and locations the place it was once enacted and skilled.

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We came to see the database not as a passive receptacle for data or a neutral tool for geovisualization and analysis, but as a work of interpretive scholarship. This struck Jaskot and Knowles most powerfully when they sat down with the Encyclopedia to proofread an early set of codes for types of inmate labor. They realized that many Encyclopedia entries described both SS intentions or 24 Knowles and Jaskot, with Blackshear, De Groot, Yule declarations about the uses of inmate labor and the actual work prisoners were forced to do.

58 Much valuable scholarship has described and explained what the Nazis intended to do. Determining what they actually did is the job of empirical research. This is where we see the greatest potential for geographical methods to contribute to our understanding of the Holocaust. It is a theme that other chapters in this volume address as well – the difference between ideology and action, plans and implementation. We close with a thought that has often been on our minds as we researched the camps and discussed our work with various audiences.

Main camps are shown in black, subcamps in red. Himmler establishes the new order Camp population grows from 21,000 to 80,000 Industrial slave labor at subcamps, 715,000 inmates by January 1945 Unlike the earlier period, when main camps preceded subcamps by months or years, main camps established in 1943 or 1944 often opened after smaller labor camps had been in operation in their region. Spatial and Social Characteristics of the Camps There are many GIS techniques for visualizing the spatial characteristics of data.

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