Eugen Kogon, the author or this book, was a left-wing German political prisoner at Buchenwald concentration camp. Throughout this book, he praises left-wing. Eugen Kogon (February 2, – December 24, ) was a historian and a survivor of the Holocaust. A well-known Christian opponent of the Nazi Party. Eugen Kogon. (Munich) – (Falkenstein). Professor for Scientific Politics. “To this day, at the age of seventy-one, it still happens to me that I thrash .

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I read something two years ago that blows this out of the water. On the question of implementation, I think, yes, the gears switched somewhere in the middle ofbut I think part of the reason it’s so hard to tell is that ideologically, there was hardly any switch at all.

Through his work, he made the acquaintance of sociologist Othmar Spannwho recommended him for the Zentralkommission der christlichen Gewerkschaften “Central Committee of Christian Unions”.

In order to put the mystery to rest and explain the success of the Nazi state, Kogon outlines everything inside the Buchenwald camp, from the political strife between the SS guards themselves to the lethal injections that claimed thousands of unknowing lives.

For more information, see: Not only did the prisoners have a general difference in psychology with the SS, but different classes of inmates had mentalities that often threatened or rivaled those of the SS. To read it is to walk into the ultimate nightmare of mankind’s kogoh to man. Kogon rarely discusses instances where, prisoners being led to execution kogob fight back, even when they were being led in large and often unmanageable groups which greatly outnumbered their SS guards.

Upon being driven into the camp, inmates had euven choices. Refresh and try again. Kogon argues that the mental instability of the inmates, after entering the camps, allowed them to be compelled to succumb to the power that the SS guards were implementing. In this Program of the Volkspartei “popular party”they called for an “economic socialism on a democratic basis”, laying out an important basis for the Christian-socialist founding program of the Hessian Christian Democratic Union CDUalso for the Constitution of Hessewhich was finalized at the end of and provided for the nationalization of eeugen industries.


Explains that the process of devaluation that was implemented by the SS guards which was largely conceived of and executed with a scientific acumen.

The Theory and Practice of Hell: The German Concentration Camps and the System Behind Them

This book offers the glimpse of a life that is difficult to reconcile with our underst Eugene Kogan wrote one of the most internationally acclaimed accounts of life in the Nazi concentration camps which was a best-seller in a time when sensational accounts proliferated.

All that was truly needed was the awareness that as a members of the SS, they were members of an elite and master class. Do you have a demo reel? DankArchives – favorite – August 16, Subject: Find out whose getting kissed on NYE.

The mere suspicion was sufficient. I had a hard time understanding some parts and some parts had way too much politics which I have no interest in. More specifically, though, they are, willfully or ignorantly, failing to understand a fundament One of the arguments used by the deniers of the Holocaust, whether those who claim it didn’t happen at all or those who hold the less radical but really no less peculiar position that Hitler was innocent of it, is the lack of a written order.

I bought this one when I was stationed in the old West Germany. They needed only to do as they were told and never doubt what their leaders told them. Right after being liberated inKogon again began working as a journalist.

The title is a fair indication that the book is not for the faint of heart.

This was not one of the better books about the holocaust. Jun 11, Lily S.

Eugen Kogon The Theory And Practice Of Hell

It is almost like reading a court testimony. There was an obvious contrast between the development potentials of the SS, asocials and the convicts on the one hand, and the political and ideological inmates on the other. Eugen Kogon Professor Dr. As Kogon wrote, the insecurity that the SS had about their inferiority in the greater society played a large role in the development of the power they employed over their inmates.


Thus, according to Kogon, SS were men who had been bred to hate man who were not helpless and uneducated like themselves.

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Lists with This Eugdn. He discusses in detail that the purpose of the Nazi state was largely to develop and protect, with all methods of power, a German system of rules based solely upon race. The psychology of the prisoners, SS and Germany helped to understand to some degree how this all happened. Sep 24, Jan Peczkis rated it really liked it. He studied national economics and sociology at the universities of Munich, Florence and Vienna.

The Gestapo readily had recourse to the charge of homosexuality, if it was unable to find any other pretext for proceeding against Catholic priests or irksome critics.

As a result, I chose to read a book by Eugen Kogon because I was interested in learning more about the first hand experiences of inmates inside the camps and the social dynamics which came to play not only among inmates but between inmates and SS guards as well.

It took a little bit of time to finish this book, due to the difficult language used.

I wanted to know what I was picturing when I imagined euven camps. He was a co-founder of the German Christian-Democratic Union, in co-editor of the Frankfurter Hefte “Frankfurt Notebooks”from onward held various functions in the Union of European Federalists and later other organizations working for European integration.