Hitler's Furies

Hitler's Furies

[German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields]

Audiobook on MP3 CD - 2013
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Wendy Lower's account of the role of German women on the Eastern Front--not only as plunderers and witnesses but as actual killers--powerfully revises history. Many young nurses, teachers, secretaries, and wives saw the emerging Nazi empire as a "Wild East" of opportunity, yet they could not have imagined what they would do there. Lower, drawing on twenty years of research and fieldwork, access to post-Soviet documents, and interviews with witnesses, presents compelling evidence that these women went on "shopping sprees" and romantic outings to the Jewish ghettos of Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus, and that they were present at killing-field picnics, not only providing refreshment but also taking part in the shooting of Jews. And Lower uncovers the stories of SS wives--with children of their own--whose brutality is as chilling as any in history. Hitler's Furies will challenge our deepest beliefs using evidence hidden for seventy years: women can be just as brutal as men.
Publisher: Ashland, Or. :, Blackstone Audio, Inc.,, [2013]
ISBN: 9781482929027
Branch Call Number: TB 943.5318 LOW NVD
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
1 audio disc (approximately 8 1/2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Toren, Suzanne


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Feb 12, 2014

The author spent many years researching the role of German women in the new eastern territories. Her research included access to newly opened Soviet archives and personal interviews with women who had worked in the east and their families. A chilling portrait emerges of what women were capable of doing in the name of the Third Reich.

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