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Catalogues to the historical exhibitions
The Engineers of the "Final Solution"
Topf & Sons – Builders of the Auschwitz Ovens. Accompanying book on behalf of the Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation
When millions of human beings were killed in the National Socialist concentration and extermination camps, their murderers were faced with technical problems. The killing and the disposal of the corpses was to be carried out continuously, smoothly and inexpensively, in a manner which economized on fuel and left as little evidence behind as possible. In order to contrive such a system, the SS had to rely on civilian experts who had no scruples about thinking their way into the practical problems of extermination and developing appropriate solutions. The Erfurt company Topf & Sons played a decisive role in this process.
The history of this perfectly normal company - a history beginning in nineteenth-century Erfurt and leading to the crematoria of Auschwitz - is the subject of the exhibition and the accompanying book.
Manufacturer: Published by Volkhard Knigge in collaboration with Annegret Schüle and Rikola-Gunnar Lüttgenau and with the assistance of Johanna Wensch and Friedemann Rincke
Publication date: Stiftung Gedenkstätten Buchenwald und Mittelbau-Dora, Weimar 2005
EAN: ISBN 978-3-935598-104
Price 7,90 € (incl. tax, plus delivery costs)