Article ID: CBB358370573

The Devil Burns Gold There: The Heritage of Nazi Germany Crimes in Death Valley, Chojnice, Poland (2022)


This paper is about Death Valley – a site of mass killings orchestrated by Nazi Germany that took place on the outskirts of Chojnice during the Second World War. I begin by referring to some examples of conflict archaeology that persuasively demonstrate how what has so far been the domain of history is transforming into archaeology. I then present historical information concerning Death Valley. Following this, the paper presents the results of archaeological investigations into material traces of mass killings in Death Valley. Finally, I present an ethnography of Death Valley, scrutinizing the contemporary role of the site among local communities.

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Authors & Contributors
Biddle, Wayne
DeJong, David H.
Fuchs, Petra
Gerhard, Gesine
Grant, Matthew
Gross, Dominik
Historical Archaeology
Journal of Medical Biography
International Journal of Historical Archaeology
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Medizinhistorisches Journal
Arcade Publishing
Mariner Books
Palgrave Macmillan
Rowman & Littlefield
W. W. Norton & Co.
World War II
National Socialism
Historical archaeology
Science and war; science and the military
Fleck, Ludwik
Hahn, Otto
Heisenberg, Werner
Von Braun, Wernher
Weigl, Rudolph
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
18th century
19th century
20th century, early
Great Britain
United States
Berlin (Germany)
Uniwersytet Jagielloński (Cracow)
Wilhelm-Institut für Hirnforschung
Brandenburgisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologisches Landesmuseum (Brandenbuerg State Archaeology Museum)

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