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The Resource Ravensbruck : life and death in hitler's concentration camp for women, Sarah Helm

Ravensbruck : life and death in hitler's concentration camp for women, Sarah Helm

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Ravensbruck : life and death in hitler's concentration camp for women
Title
Ravensbruck
Title remainder
life and death in hitler's concentration camp for women
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Helm
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Language
eng
Summary
A groundbreaking, masterful, and absorbing account of the last hidden atrocity of World War II'RavensbrUck'the largest female-only concentration camp, where more than 100,000 women consisting of more than twenty nationalities were imprisoned. Shortly before the outbreak of World War II, Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS and the architect of the Holocaust, oversaw the construction of a special concentration camp just fifty miles north of Berlin. He called it RavensbrUck, and during the years that followed thousands of people died there after enduring brutal forms of torture. All were women. There are a handful of studies and memoirs that reference RavensbrUck, but until now no one has written a full account of this atrocity, perhaps due to the mostly masculine narrative of war, or perhaps because it lacks the Jewish context of most mainstream Holocaust history. Ninety percent of RavensbrUck's prisoners were not Jewish. Rather, they were political prisoners, Resistance fighters, lesbians, prostitutes, even the sister of New York's Mayor LaGuardia. In a perverse twist, most of the guards were women themselves. Sarah Helm's groundbreaking work sheds much-needed light on an aspect of World War II that has remained in the shadows for decades. Using research into German and newly opened Russian archives, as well as interviews with survivors, Helm has produced a landmark achievement that weaves together various accounts, allowing us to follow characters on both sides of the prisoner/guard divide. Chilling, compelling, and deeply unsettling, RavensbrUck is essential reading for anyone concerned with Nazi history
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history
PerformerNote
Christa Lewis
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Ravensbruck : life and death in hitler's concentration camp for women, Sarah Helm
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=3272127
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  • electronic
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9781541422254
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Label
Ravensbruck : life and death in hitler's concentration camp for women, Sarah Helm
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=3272127
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 audio file
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781541422254
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ceb96dae-ec03-466c-a3ff-07b7afddc380
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)

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