November 7, 2014

A great innovation in technological convergence: the Nazi death camp

“A salient fact about the killing center operations was that, unlike earlier phrases of the destruction process, they were unprecedented. Never before in history had people been killed on an assembly line basis....As separate establishments, both the concentration camp and the gas chamber had been in existence for some time. The great innovation was effected when the two devices were fused.”
        Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews

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