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The Priest Barracks

Dachau 1938 - 1945

Published by Ignatius Press in San Francisco, California, USA .
Written in English.

About the Edition

At the Nazi concentration camp Dachau, three barracks out of thirty were occupied by clergy from 1938 to 1945. The overwhelming majority of the 2,720 men imprisoned in these barracks were Catholics—2,579 priests, monks, and seminarians from all over Europe. More than a third of the prisoners in the "priest block" died there.

The story of these men, which has been submerged in the overall history of the concentration camps, is told in this riveting historical account. Both tragedies and magnificent gestures are chronicled here--from the terrifying forced march in 1942 to the heroic voluntary confinement of those dying of typhoid to the moving clandestine ordination of a young German deacon by a French bishop. Besides recounting moving episodes, the book sheds new light on Hitler's system of concentration camps and the intrinsic anti-Christian animus of Nazism.

Table of Contents

Map of the Dachau Concentration Camp
I. A Camp for Priests
1. The Precursors
2. Centralization
3. The Largest Diocese in Europe
4. Organization of the Camp
5. Zugange
6. Blocks and Commandos
7. Jobs
II. "O Land of Distress"
8. Hunger
9. Dying in Dachau
10. Typhus
11. Anti-Christian Hatred
12. Medical Experiments
13. Himmelsfahrts Transport
III. A Spiritual Home
14. A Chapel in Dachau
15. The Eucharist
16. Sacramental Life
17. Liberation
18. The Fruits of Dachau
19. Witnesses and Blesseds

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Number of pages
7.9 x 5.2 x 0.9 inches
1.8 pounds

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