Dan Stone is Professor of Modern History at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he is also Director of the Holocaust Research Centre. He is the author or editor of sixteen books, including Histories of the Holocaust (OUP, 2010) and The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and its Aftermath (Yale, 2015), and some seventy scholarly articles. He is currently the recipient of a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship, working on a project on the International Tracing Service.
Terse, punchy ... Stone has a simple style that conveys the horrors of the camps without lurching into sensationalism as he tries to situate camps within larger structures of state-building and incarceration. This is a grim history, but one we must not flinch from remembering. * Catholic Herald * [An] elegant and compact book... admirably measured and insightful. * Christopher Dillon, International Affairs * Dan Stone has succeeded in providing an outstanding overview of the world of the concentration camp that, with fewer than two hundred pages, remains virtually unrivalled as a quick introduction to the topic. * Marc Buggeln (Humboldt University), European History Quarterly, Vol. 47 * In this elegant and compact book, therefore, the prolific Holocaust historian Dan Stone poses a highly pertinent question: what is a concentration camp? The answer is anything but simple. * Christopher Dillon (Kings College, London), International Affairs 94:2 *