Socio-economic determinants of survival in a nazi concentration camp: the experience of Spanish prisoners at Mauthausen

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dc.contributor.author Domènech Feliu, Jordi
dc.contributor.author Fernández González, Juan Jesús
dc.contributor.editor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Instituto Figuerola de Historia y Ciencias Sociales
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-07T14:22:27Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-07T14:22:27Z
dc.date.issued 2021-04-07
dc.identifier.issn 2341-2542
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/32296
dc.description.abstract This paper advances the literature on the determinants of survival in contexts of indiscriminate violence through a case-study of Spaniards in the Mauthausen concentration camp. We benefit from the high-quality individual information collected by Spaniards with administrative jobs at the camp. Although our analysis also examines the role of age, marital status, and religious self-identification, our main focus lies in the role of social class in survival, with social class determined by the occupation prior to the deportation. We hypothesize individuals from higher social classes display higher survival probabilities through their greater capacity to fill relevant positions in the camp, their more central location in support networks and probably better command of the German language. Using Cox models, the results support our main hypothesis. The risk of death was highest amongst unskilled agricultural workers, followed by unskilled non-agricultural workers.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Papers in Economic History
dc.relation.ispartofseries 21-07
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Genocide
dc.subject.other Mass Violence
dc.subject.other Mortality
dc.subject.other Occupations
dc.subject.other Second World War
dc.subject.other Political Repression
dc.subject.other Human Rights Violations
dc.subject.other Nazism
dc.title Socio-economic determinants of survival in a nazi concentration camp: the experience of Spanish prisoners at Mauthausen
dc.type workingPaper
dc.identifier.uxxi DT/0000001892
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