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

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Hitler's furies : German women in the Nazi killing fields
Call No: 943.086 L91h

Call Number943.086 L91h
Dates[2013]; ©2013
Statement of ResponsibilityWendy Lower.
Creators & ContributorsLower, Wendy (author)
Summary"Wendy Lower uncovers the role of German women on the Nazi eastern front—not only as plunderers and direct witnesses, but as actual killers. Lower, drawing on twenty years of archival research and fieldwork, presents startling evidence that these women were more than 'desk murderers' or comforters of murderous German men: they went on 'shopping sprees' and romantic outings to the Jewish ghettos; they were present at killing-field picnics, not only providing refreshment but also shooting Jews. And Lower uncovers the stories of SS wives with children of their own whose brutality is as chilling as any in history." —Publisher
Contents
  1. The lost generation of German women
  2. The East needs you
  3. Witnesses
  4. Accomplices
  5. Perpetrators
  6. Why did they kill?
  7. What happened to them?
Physical Description xi, 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherBoston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 209–258) and index
  • National Book Award finalist (Nonfiction category), 2013
RecognitionGifted in 2014 by Elise Bigley