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The Resource Hitler's furies : German women in the Nazi killing fields, Wendy Lower

Hitler's furies : German women in the Nazi killing fields, Wendy Lower

Label
Hitler's furies : German women in the Nazi killing fields
Title
Hitler's furies
Title remainder
German women in the Nazi killing fields
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Lower
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This history of German women in the Holocaust reveals their roles as plunderers, witnesses, and actual executioners on the Eastern front, describing how nurses, teachers, secretaries, and wives responded to what they believed to be Nazi opportunities only to perform brutal duties. This account of the role of German women on the World War II Nazi eastern front powerfully revises history, proving that we have ignored the reality of women' s participation in the Holocaust, including as brutal killers. The long-held picture of German women holding down the home front during the war, as loyal wives and cheerleaders for the Fuhrer, pales in comparison to the author's incisive case for the massive complicity, and worse, of the 500,000 young German women she places, for the first time, directly in the killing fields of the expanding Reich. She presents evidence that these women were more than "desk murderers", or comforters of murderous German men; they went on plundering sprees and brutalized Jews inthe ghettos of Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus. The author draws on twenty years of archival and field work on the Holocaust, access to post-Soviet documents, and interviews with German witnesses to uncover evidence that has been hidden for 70 years. -- From book jacket
Awards note
National Book Award finalist for nonfiction, 2013
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lower, Wendy
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.W7
LC item number
L69 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women war criminals
  • National socialism and women
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Label
Hitler's furies : German women in the Nazi killing fields, Wendy Lower
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Main characters -- The lost generation of German women -- The East needs you -- Witnesses -- Accomplices -- Perpetrators -- Why did they kill? -- What happened to them?
Control code
852031499
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780547863382
Lccn
2013026081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)852031499
Label
Hitler's furies : German women in the Nazi killing fields, Wendy Lower
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Main characters -- The lost generation of German women -- The East needs you -- Witnesses -- Accomplices -- Perpetrators -- Why did they kill? -- What happened to them?
Control code
852031499
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780547863382
Lccn
2013026081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)852031499

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