BROUAGE CAMP DE CONCENTRATION - LES SUSPECTS - LES PRETRES DEPORTES - Brouage concentration camp - the suspects - the deported priests . A rare publication about one of the first concentration camps in the history of France. France,  - First edition.
Rare publication about the first concentration camp that operated in France between 1792-1796 in Brouage. Brouage was the first concentration camp that held political prisoners under police or military supervision, under conditions of starvation, disease and death. This publication deals with daily life in the camp and how it operated, showing surprising similarities between the concentration camp that operated during the French Revolution and the camps established by the Nazis during World War II. The end of the monarchy and the beginning of the Republic led to the arrest of anyone associated with the former monarchical regime in France. Anyone who was formerly part of the nobility or monarchy, priests, or simply citizens loyal to the king were suspected as enemies of the new government. The suspects were defined as "enemies of the people" hostile to the new regime, they were imprisoned or executed. Described here is how those suspects were gathered into the fortified camp of Brouage, which was emptied of its soldiers at that time. The place swarmed with marshes and standing water that created a deadly fever that clung to the prisoners. According to a list found and written by one of the female prisoners in the camp, she reported the number of several hundred prisoners from all walks of life who belonged in one way or another to the aristocracy, and were therefore imprisoned there. There was no deliberate killing in the camp, but prisoners who fell ill and were in a state of agony were not treated and no attempt was made to improve their condition, resulting in many of them dying. This was the first passive euthanasia in a concentration camp ever conducted on French territory. In Brouage as well, prisoners did not know when they would be released or if at all, and their captors used deliberate deception tactics. Towards the end of the booklet is a list of prisoners who died in Brouage with their dates of death.
Rare. Not listed in the world cat library catalog.
32 p. Very good condition.