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British PoWs and the Holocaust: Witnessing the Nazi by Russell Wallis

By Russell Wallis

within the community of Nazi camps throughout wartime Europe, prisoner of battle associations have been frequently situated subsequent to the slave camps for Jews and Slavs; in order that British PoWs throughout occupied Europe, over 200,000 males, have been witnesses to the holocaust. nearly all of these incarcerated have been conscious of the camps, yet their testimony hasn't ever been totally released. the following, utilizing eye-witness debts held through the Imperial warfare Museum, Russell Wallis rewrites the heritage of British prisoners and the Holocaust in the course of the moment international warfare. He uncovers the histories of guys similar to Cyril Rofe, an Anglo-Jewish PoW who escaped from a piece camp in top Silesia and fled eastwards in the direction of the Russian strains, recounting his shattering reports of the so-called ‘bloodlands’ of japanese Poland. Wallis additionally indicates how and why the data of these within the militia used to be by no means totally publicised, and the way a few PoW bills have been later exaggerated or fictionalised. British PoWs and the Holocaust could be a necessary new oral background of the holocaust and a unprecedented perception into what used to be recognized and whilst concerning the maximum crime of the twentieth century.

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