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

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


Months earlier than the outbreak of worldwide battle II, Heinrich Himmler—prime architect of the Holocaust—designed a distinct focus camp for ladies, situated fifty miles north of Berlin. Only a small variety of the prisoners have been Jewish. Ravensbrück used to be essentially a spot for the Nazis to carry different inferior beings: Jehovah’s Witnesses, Resistance opponents, lesbians, prostitutes, and aristocrats—even the sister of latest York’s Mayor LaGuardia. Over six years the prisoners persevered pressured exertions, torture, hunger, and random execution. within the ultimate months of the warfare, Ravensbrück grew to become an extermination camp. Estimates of the ultimate demise toll have ranged from 30,000 to 90,000.
        for many years the tale of Ravensbrück used to be hidden at the back of the Iron Curtain. Now, utilizing testimony unearthed because the finish of the chilly battle and interviews with survivors who've by no means talked prior to, Sarah Helm takes us into the guts of the camp. The result's a landmark success that weaves jointly many debts, following figures on either side of the prisoner/guard divide. Chilling, compelling, and deeply helpful, Ravensbrück is vital studying for somebody all in favour of Nazi background.

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