Spaniards in Mauthausen: Representatons of a Nazi concentration Camp, 1940-2015

Spaniards in Mauthausen: Representatons of a Nazi concentration Camp, 1940-2015

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By Sara J. Brenneis
Toronto Iberic
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2018
World Rights
360 Pages
Paper
ISBN 9781487521318
Available Feb 2018
$39.95
Cloth
ISBN 9781487501334
Available Feb 2018
$95.00
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Spaniards in Mauthausen is the first study of the cultural legacy of Spaniards imprisoned and killed during the Second World War in the Nazi concentration camp Mauthausen. By examining narratives about Spanish Mauthausen victims over the past seventy years, author Sara J. Brenneis provides a historical, critical, and chronological analysis of a virtually unknown body of work.

Diverse accounts from survivors of Mauthausen, chronicled in letters, artwork, photographs, memoirs, fiction, film, theater, and new media, illustrate how Spaniards have become cognizant of the Spanish government’s relationship to the Nazis and its role in the victimization of Spanish nationals in Mauthausen. As political prisoners, their numbers and experiences differ significantly from the millions of Jews exterminated by Hitler, yet the Spaniards in Mauthausen were nevertheless objects of Nazi violence and witnesses to the Holocaust.

Sara J. Brenneis is an associate professor of Spanish at Amherst College
  1. The View from Inside: Clandestine Representations and Testimony of Mauthausen (1940-46)
  2. Postwar Impressions: The First Published Representations of the Camp (1945-1963)
  3. Transitions: Early Accounts of Mauthausen (1970s)
  4. Memories Unleashed: Mauthausen after Franco (1980-2015)
  5. Mauthausen Today