(…) the German, as an ordinary camp inmate, was more dangerous than a member of any other nationality, because, in the end, his patriotic sentiment got the upper hand. The ruin of his fatherland and the dark prospects for the future won out. The German camp inmate wanted to leave the camp with the help of a German victory. Others looked to Germany’s defeat.

Wolf Glicksman, Social Differentiation in the German Concentration Camps, YIVO Annual of Jewish Social Science, Vol. VIII, New York 1953, p. 123-150 (quote: p. 149)

Glicksman (1905-1993) lebte in Czestochowa, Polen, bevor er nach Auschwitz deportiert wurde, und emigrierte nach der Befreiung in die USA. Dort befasste er sich mit der Erforschung jüdischen Lebens im Polen der Zwischenkriegszeit und mit den Lebensbedingungen unter der Naziherrschaft.

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