Hitler's furies: German women in the Nazi killing fields

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Wendy Lower's stunning account of the role ofGerman women on the Eastern Front-not only as plunderers and directwitnesses but as actual killers-powerfully revises history. Many youngnurses, teachers, secretaries, and wives saw the emerging Nazi empire as a kindof Wild East of opportunity, yet they could not have imagined what theywould do there. Lower, drawing on twenty years of archival research andfieldwork on the Holocaust, access to post-Soviet documents, and interviewswith German witnesses, presents compelling evidence that these women wenton shopping sprees and romantic outings to the Jewish ghettos of Poland, Ukraine,and Belarus; that they were present at killing-field picnics, not onlyproviding refreshment but also taking part in the shooting of Jews. And Loweruncovers the stories of SS wives-with children of their own-whose brutality is as chilling as any in history.Hitler's Furies willchallenge our deepest beliefs using evidence hidden for seventy years: women can be just as brutal as men.
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subject_facet Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
National socialism and women
Women war criminals -- Germany
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Germany
title_display Hitler's furies : German women in the Nazi killing fields
title_full Hitler's Furies German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
Hitler's furies : German women in the Nazi killing fields / Wendy Lower
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title_sub German women in the Nazi killing fields
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Women's Studies