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Forty years ago Allied soldiers liberated Buchenwald, Dachau, Belsen, and other concentration camps, and came face to face with the human ruins of the Nazi system of slave labor and genocide. What they saw transformed the definition of evil in the Western mind. Inside the Vicious Heart captures the shock of that discovery by telling the story of the camp liberations as experienced by American GIs and other eyewitnesses, including Eisenhower, Patton, Joseph Pulitzer, and Margaret Bourke-White. Through their diaries, letters, and photographs we see how those Americans finally made the world believe what until then had only been rumored.

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Forty years ago Allied soldiers liberated Buchenwald, Dachau, Belsen, and other concentration camps, and came face to face with the human ruins of the Nazi system of slave labor and genocide. What they saw transformed the definition of evil in the Western mind. Inside the Vicious Heart captures the shock of that discovery by telling the story of the camp liberations as experienced by American GIs and other eyewitnesses, including Eisenhower, Patton, Joseph Pulitzer, and Margaret Bourke-White. Through their diaries, letters, and photographs we see how those Americans finally made the world believe what until then had only been rumored.

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Robert H. Abzug is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas, Austin, and the author of Passionate Liberator: Theodore Dwight Weld and the Dilemma of Reform.

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ISBN:
9780195042368
Author:
Abzug, Robert H.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Robert H.
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Concentration camps
Subject:
History, World | European
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Publication Date:
19870131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
photos
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
6 x 9 x 0.6 in 0.706 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Forty years ago Allied soldiers liberated Buchenwald, Dachau, Belsen, and other concentration camps, and came face to face with the human ruins of the Nazi system of slave labor and genocide. What they saw transformed the definition of evil in the Western mind. Inside the Vicious Heart captures the shock of that discovery by telling the story of the camp liberations as experienced by American GIs and other eyewitnesses, including Eisenhower, Patton, Joseph Pulitzer, and Margaret Bourke-White. Through their diaries, letters, and photographs we see how those Americans finally made the world believe what until then had only been rumored.
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