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The prisoners of Breendonk: personal histories from a World War II concentration camp

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Fort Breendonk was built in the early 1900s to protect Antwerp, Belgium, from possible German invasion. Damaged at the start of World War I, it fell into disrepair . . . until the Nazis took it over after their invasion of Belgium in 1940. Never designated an official concentration camp by the SS and instead labeled a "reception" camp where prisoners were held until they were either released or transported, Breendonk was no less brutal. About 3,600 prisoners were held there--justover half of them survived. As one prisoner put it, "I would prefer to spend nineteen months at Buchenwald than nineteen days at Breendonk." With access to the camp and its archives and with rare photos and artwork, James M. Deem pieces together the story of the camp by telling the stories of its victims--Jews, communists, resistance fighters, and common criminals--for the first time in an English-language publication. Leon Nolis's haunting photography of the camp today accompanies the wide range of archival images. The story of Breendonk is one you will never forget.
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Full title prisoners of breendonk personal histories from a world war ii concentration camp
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subject_facet Breendonk (Concentration camp), Concentration camp inmates -- Belgium -- Biography, Concentration camps -- Belgium -- Willebroek, Electronic books, Holocaust, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Belgium -- Willebroek, World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German -- Biography, World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Germany -- Biography
title_display The prisoners of Breendonk : personal histories from a World War II concentration camp
title_full The Prisoners of Breendonk Personal Histories from a World War II Concentration Camp, The prisoners of Breendonk : personal histories from a World War II concentration camp / by James M. Deem ; with additional photography by Leon Nolis, The prisoners of Breendonk : personal histories from a World War II concentration camp / by James M. Deem with additional photography by Leon Nolis
title_short The prisoners of Breendonk :
title_sub personal histories from a World War II concentration camp
topic_facet Breendonk (Concentration camp), Concentration camp inmates, Concentration camps, History, Holocaust, 1939-1945, Personal narratives, Prisoners and prisons, German, Prisoners and prisons, Germany, World War, 1939-1945, Young Adult Nonfiction