BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A U.S. Army doctor describes the fight to save 32,000 survivors of Dachau.
Marcus Smith was the sole medical officer attached to a small displaced person (DP) team that was sent to the Dachau concentration camp the day after it was liberated by Allied troops and several days before the shocking conditions of the camp were publicized throughout the world.
Several years after his experience at Dachau, believing that we must never forget what happened, Smith unearthed his notes and the daily letters he wrote to his wife and used them as source materials for Dachau: The Harrowing of Hell. From the perspective of a young physician, Smith describes his experiences, shedding light on the immense difficulties and complexities of the large-scale tasks the small DP team completed, against great odds, to combat epidemic diseases and starvation and repatriate the former prisoners. Smith also describes some of the people the team tried to help--men, women, and children from all walks of life, of many nationalities and religions. Smith tells his moving story objectively, with simplicity and grace.
While this book is the story of man's inhumanity to man, it is more than an account of Nazi persecution. It is about how Smith, whose previous experience had not prepared him for the immense horror of what he encountered at Dachau, quickly became a public health expert; how a small team improvised relief and combated a typhus epidemic; and how the soldiers of different countries had to get along with each other while dealing with the prejudices of some of the displaced people they were trying to help.
Dachau contains six drawings by noted European artist Zoran Music, who was arrested by the Gestapo in Venice in 1944 and incarcerated at Dachau. The drawings were given to Smith when he left Dachau.
About the Author: Marcus J. Smith, a radiologist in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico between 1948 and 1976, was awarded the Bronze Star for his work at Dachau in May 1945; a month later, he was promoted to Captain. He served on the editorial board of the Rocky Mountain Medical Journal and its successor, the Western Journal of Medicine. He is the author of Error and Variation in Diagnostic Radiology, and during the last ten years before his death, researched and wrote about the history of medicine in New Mexico.
Publisher: SUNY Press
Book Condition: BRAND NEW
Book Description State University of New York Press, 1995. Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP99055641
Book Description Condition: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Seller Inventory # 34FG1Z000EV3_ns
Book Description State University of New York Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: Very Good. 0791425266 Wrinkle at bottom center of front cover. Some wear to front and back cover corners. Small smudge on page edges. Seller Inventory # 04-9H25-22S5
Book Description Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995. Paperback. xxii. 291 pp. Condition : goed. ISBN 0791425266 KEYWORDS: HISTORY Holocaust, Jewish (1933-1945). Seller Inventory # 148566
Book Description State University of New York Press, 1995. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0791425266
Book Description State University of New York Press, 1995. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0791425266-2-4
Book Description State University of New York Press, 1995. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Very good- paperback. Spine is uncreased, binding tight and sturdy, text also very good. Moderate amount of shelfwear to wraps. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Seller Inventory # 200303
Book Description SUNY Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2612446
Book Description State University of New York Press, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0791425266
Book Description State University of New York P, 1995. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020791425266