Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women

Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women Author Sarah Helm
ISBN-10 0307278719
ISBN-13 9780307278715
Year 2016-03-22
Pages 784
Language English
Publisher Anchor
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Months before the outbreak of World War II Heinrich Himmlerprime architect of the Holocaustdesigned a special concentration camp for women located fifty miles north of Berlin Only a small number of the prisoners were Jewish Ravensbrck was primarily a place for the Nazis to hold other inferior beings Jehovahs Witnesses Resistance fighters lesbians prostitutes and aristocratseven the sister of New Yorks Mayor LaGuardia Over six years the prisoners endured forced labor torture starvation and random execution In the final months of the war Ravensbrck became an extermination camp Estimates of the final death toll have ranged from 30 000 to 90 000 For decades the story of Ravensbrck was hidden behind the Iron Curtain Now using testimony unearthed since the end of the Cold War and interviews with survivors who have never talked before Sarah Helm takes us into the heart of the camp The result is a landmark achievement that weaves together many accounts following figures on both sides of the prisoner guard divide Chilling compelling and deeply necessary Ravensbrck is essential reading for anyone concerned with Nazi history

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Treblinka Author Carlo Mattogno
ISBN-10 1591481597
Release 2016-10-07