Author

Regina Coffey

Date of Award

12-2016

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis

Department

History

First Advisor

Andrew A. Wiest, Ph.D.

Advisor Department

History

Abstract

A great deal has been written about the Holocaust and about resistance organizations that formed in the concentration camps. Much of this literature, however, tends to focus on the contributions of a particular group of prisoners rather than on the many groups that came together to form these organizations. The purpose of this study, therefore, is to examine the resistance organizations in Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps using firsthand accounts and to come to a conclusion on how cooperation between different groups of prisoners affected the overall effectiveness of these resistance organizations.

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