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Andrea Pitzer - One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps

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Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Pitzer, author of The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov and the founder of Harvard’s Nieman Storyboard, starts her deeply researched account of concentration camps in 1890s Cuba, then expands the scope to encompass the entire globe. First utilized as part of battlefield strategy, concentration camps became tools for civilian relocation and political repression. In the last century, there’s been at least one in operation somewhere in the world at all times. Drawing on archives and extensive interviews with camp survivors, staff, and others affected by them, Pitzer tracks the spread of concentration camps on four continents, from South Africa and the Philippines in the early 20th century to the Holocaust, Japanese-American internment camps, and Soviet Gulags. She examines the factors that led to this brutal institution and asks what it will finally take to say “never again” and mean it.


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Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9780316303590
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 19th, 2017

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