federal institutions. This was especially true of universities located in predominantly Catholic regions. Cadaverland: Inventing a Pathology of Catastrophe for Holocaust Survival: The Limits of Medical Knowledge and Memory in France. Bartrop, Paul.; Jacobs, Leonard, eds. "Slouching Towards Utopia?: The Economic History of the Twentieth Century. Many POWs starved to death or resorted to cannibalism while being held in open-air pens at Auschwitz and elsewhere. Journal of Contemporary History. Wartime economy and forced labour Further information: Forced labour under German rule during World War II See also: List of companies involved in the Holocaust The Nazi war economy was a mixed economy that combined a free market with central planning. Party rank was not determined by elections, and positions were filled through appointment by those of higher rank. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. The plan was to overthrow Hitler or possibly assassinate him. He expected this time they would be met by force. Hundreds of camps of varying size and function were created by the end of the war.