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Ravensbrück: life and death in Hitler's concentration camp for women

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display_descriptionA masterly and moving account of the most horrific hidden atrocity of World War II: Ravensbrück, the only Nazi concentration camp built for women
 
On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 867 women—housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes—was marched through the woods fifty miles north of Berlin, driven on past a shining lake, then herded in through giant gates. Whipping and kicking them were scores of German women guards.
     Their destination was Ravensbrück, a concentration camp designed specifically for women by Heinrich Himmler, prime architect of the Holocaust. By the end of the war 130,000 women from more than twenty different European countries had been imprisoned there; among the prominent names were Geneviève de Gaulle, General de Gaulle’s niece, and Gemma La Guardia Gluck, sister of the wartime mayor of New York. 
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subject_facetRavensbrück (Concentration camp)
Women concentration camp inmates -- Germany -- Ravensbrück
Women prisoners -- Germany -- Ravensbrück
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German
title_displayRavensbrück : life and death in Hitler's concentration camp for women
title_fullRavensbruck Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women
Ravensbrück : life and death in Hitler's concentration camp for women / Sarah Helm
title_shortRavensbrück
title_sublife and death in Hitler's concentration camp for women
topic_facetHistory
Nonfiction
Politics
Prisoners and prisons, German
Women concentration camp inmates
Women prisoners
Women's Studies
World War, 1939-1945