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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
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
History has it that the role of women in Nazi Germany was to be the perfect Hausfrau, produce the next Aryan generation and be a loyal cheerleader for the Fuhrer. Then they became the Trummerfrauen, or Rubble Women, as they cleared and tidied their ruined country to get it back on its feet. They were Germany's heroines. The few women tried and convicted after the war were simply the evil aberrations - the camp guards, the female Nazi elite - that proved this rule. However, Wendy Lower's research into the very ordinary women who went out to the Nazi Eastern Front reveals an altogether different story. For ambitious young women, the emerging Nazi empire represented a kind of Wild East of career and matrimonial opportunity. Over half a million of them set off for these new lands, where most of the worst crimes of the Reich would occur. Through the interwoven biographies of thirteen women, the reader follows the transformation of young nurses, teachers, secretaries and wives who start out in Weimar and Nazi Germany as ambitious idealists and end up as witnesses, accomplices and perpetrators of the genocide in Ukraine, Poland and Belarus. Hitler's Furies presents overwhelming evidence that the women in these territories actively participated in the mass murder - and some became killers. In the case of women like Erna Petri, who brought her family to her husband's impressive Polish SS estate, we find brutality as chilling as any in history. Hitler's Furies is indelible proof that we have not known what we need to know about the role of women in the Nazi killing fields - or about how it could have been hidden for seventy years. It shows that genocide is women's business as well as men's and that, in ignoring women's culpability, we have ignored the reality of the Holocaust
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Lower, Wendy
Dewey number
943.086
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Nazis
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Hitler's furies : German women in the Nazi killing fields, Wendy Lower
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052029348
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
270 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780701187217
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)855197723
Label
Hitler's furies : German women in the Nazi killing fields, Wendy Lower
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052029348
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
270 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780701187217
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)855197723

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