'the Good Old Days': The Holocaust as Seen by Its Perpetrators and Bystanders - 'The Wannsee Conference decisions implemented'—The extermination camps of Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka' Summary & Analysis

Ernst Klee
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Chapter 12 includes seven sections and details some of the actions and consequences of the Wannsee Conference, a meeting of senior Nazi officials in January 1942 that set into motion the industrialization of the holocaust by establishing extermination and concentration camps. Section 1, "SS-Untersturmführer Josef Oberhauser on the early days at Belzec" provides information about the early establishment and operation of Belzec. Prior to August 1942 the camp operated at a relatively slow rate of mass murder, killing about 600 to 900 Jews each day. This period was followed by a massive expansion in operations under new leadership. The initial period demonstrated the possibility of mass murder on an industrial scale; during this period bottled gasses or vehicle engine exhaust were used to asphyxiate...

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