Hitler's Furies

Hitler's Furies

German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields

Book - 2013
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A history of German women in the Holocaust reveals their roles as plunderers, witnesses, and actual executioners on the Eastern front, describing how nurses, teachers, secretaries, and wives responded to what they believed to be Nazi opportunities only to perform brutal duties.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
ISBN: 9780547863382
0547863381
Branch Call Number: 940.5318 Lo
Characteristics: xi, 270 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

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mammothhawk229e
Sep 29, 2017

Yes, I'm mad many of these ladies didn't get tried as war criminals.

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Janice21383
May 21, 2017

A story literally no one wanted told; why bother, when you can blame it all on Hitler, or failing that, the menfolk? Ironically, it was only with the rise of the women's movement that the female citizens of the Third Reich began to receive their fair share of credit for the regime's rise and fall. Their stories have a dark similarity to those of women on the Allied side: dull everyday lives, the call of patriotism, struggles against sexist restrictions, self-actualization via work and sacrifice. They might be inspiring stories, if they didn't sometimes involve murder and plunder on a massive scale. Certainly the women "pioneers" in eastern Europe felt no more misgivings nor regret than the prairie pioneers of North America. Long story short: the women were as bad as they were given opportunity to be, and if they had been given greater opportunities, they would have been worse.

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Dalex_64
Dec 12, 2014

A book that will make your stomach turn--for the horrible crimes committed, as well as for the failure of the authorities after the war to prosecute the perpetrators.
Just disgusting.

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