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Szobar, Patricia

Works: 3 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 421 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: D805.5.M35, 940.53185
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Patricia Szobar
Female SS guards and workaday violence : the Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942-1944 by Elissa Mailänder Koslov( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did "ordinary women," like their male counterparts, become capable of brutal violence during the Holocaust? Cultural historian Elissa Mailänder examines the daily work of twenty-eight women employed by the SS to oversee prisoners in the concentration and death camp Majdanek/Lublin in Poland. Many female SS overseers in Majdanek perpetrated violence and terrorized prisoners not only when ordered to do so but also on their own initiative. The social order of the concentration camp, combined with individual propensities, shaped a microcosm in which violence became endemic to workaday life. The author's analysis of Nazi records, court testimony, memoirs, and film interviews illuminates the guards' social backgrounds, careers, and motives as well as their day-to-day behavior during free time and on the "job," as they supervised prisoners on work detail and in the cell blocks, conducted roll calls, and "selected" girls and women for death in the gas chambers. Scrutinizing interactions and conflicts among female guards, relations with male colleagues and superiors, and internal hierarchies, Female SS Guards and Workaday Violence shows how work routines, pressure to "resolve problems," material gratification, and Nazi propaganda stressing guards' roles in "creating a new order" heightened female overseers' identification with Nazi policies and radicalized their behavior. (source : éditeur)
C & A : a family business in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom,1911-1961 by Mark Spoerer( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of C&A is paradigmatic of the economisation and rationalisation of the production and sale of clothing since the late nineteenth century. Mark Spoerer describes the historical ups and downs of this Dutch family business from its beginnings in Germany through to the post-war German "economic miracle". He investigates how the Brenninkmeijer family's traditional policy of recruiting new business leaders from its own ranks influences the company's long-term strategy. In 1841, the brothers Clemens and August Brenninkmeijer, who had gotten their start in the itinerant garment trade in Westphalia, founded a business in the Netherlands that would expand to Germany in 1911 and to Britain in 1922. Despite the difficulties the Brenninkmeijers encountered as foreigners, capitalists and Catholics in the Third Reich, they exploited those chances opened up by the Nazi regime, including the 'Aryanisation' of property. After 1945, the company experienced furious growth with the rise of a new consumer society, developed into one of Europe's largest fashion retailers
Merck : From a pharmacy to a global coporation 1668 - 2018 by Carsten Burhop( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. It developed from a Darmstädter pharmacy, for which Friedrich Jacob Merck received the privilege in 1668, to a global corporation. This book tells its 350-year history for the first time in its entirety, on the basis of all available sources as well as the latest business history research. For a long time, family-owned companies were considered a phase-out model. The future seemed to belong to the corporation with an anonymous shareholder structure. But there are numerous successful counterexamples, such as Bosch, C & A, Bertelsmann or Merck. How did the family manage to hold the company for over 13 generations, through all political upheavals and historical crises, making it a global leader in science and technology? Four distinguished company historians tell the fascinating story of Merck between 1668 and 2018 and embed it in the eventful course of world history
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