Hitler's Furies

Author: Wendy Lower

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547863381

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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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.

Summary of Wendy Lower's Hitler's Furies

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: History

Page: 22

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The Weimar Republic saw an explosion of ragtag movements, vigilante groups, and organized parties of all stripes. The Woman Question appeared in more diffuse, contradictory forms in Weimar culture and politics. #2 The 1920s was when ordinary Germans experienced an expansion of individual liberties and a greater degree of political power. However, this also contributed to the political polarization and dysfunctional coalitions of the fragile republic. #3 German women were not disproportionately attracted to the Nazi Party, and many were active supporters of Hitler’s cause, but they cannot be blamed for voting Hitler into power democratically. #4 The increase in female prisoners meant an increase in female guards, who were recruited from the Nazi Party Women’s Organization. The guards had a brutal attitude toward the prisoners, and many were pressed into service to fulfill compulsory labor duty.

Hitler's Furies

Author: Wendy Lower

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448113458

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 1414

A shocking and timely reminder of the role Nazi women played in the Holocaust, not only as plunderers and direct witnesses, but on the Eastern Front. History has it that the role of women in Nazi Germany was to be the perfect Hausfrau and a loyal cheerleader for the Führer. However, Lower’s research reveals an altogether more sinister truth. Lower shows us the ordinary women who became perpetrators of genocide. Drawing on decades of research, she uncovers a truth that has been in the shadows – that women too were brutal killers and that, in ignoring women’s culpability, we have ignored the reality of the Holocaust. ‘Shocking’ Sunday Times ‘Compelling’ Washington Post ‘Pioneering’ Literary Review

The Ravine

Author: Wendy Lower

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 0544828690

Category: History

Page: 273

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A single photograph--an exceptionally rare "action shot" documenting the horrific murder of a Jewish family--drives a riveting forensic investigation by a gifted Holocaust scholar.

The Diary of Samuel Golfard and the Holocaust in Galicia

Author: Wendy Lower

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759120781

Category: History

Page: 209

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This in-depth study of a Jewish man's diary from Nazi-occupied Poland provides an unfiltered view of the struggles of Samuel Golfard, who tried to make sense of and resist the Holocaust that ultimately destroyed him. The diary is complemented by an array of wartime and postwar photographs, newspaper articles, documents, and testimonies that create a fuller picture of Jewish resistance and the perpetration of mass murder in eastern Galicia.

Women and National Socialism in Postwar German Literature

Author: Katherine Stone

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 157113994X

Category: History

Page: 244

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In recent years, historians have revealed the many ways in which German women supported National Socialism-as teachers, frontline auxiliaries, and nurses, as well as in political organizations. In mainstream culture, however, the women of the period are still predominantly depicted as the victims of a violent twentieth century whose atrocities were committed by men. They are frequently imagined as post hoc redeemers of the nation, as the "rubble women" who spiritually and literally rebuilt Germany. This book investigates why the question of women's complicity in the Third Reich has struggled to capture the historical imagination in the same way. It explores how female authors from across the political and generational spectrum (Ingeborg Bachmann, Christa Wolf, Elisabeth Plessen, Gisela Elsner, Tanja D ckers, Jenny Erpenbeck) conceptualize the role of women in the Third Reich. As well as offering innovative re-readings of celebrated works, this book provides instructive interpretations of lesser-known texts that nonetheless enrich our understanding of German memory culture. Katherine Stone is Assistant Professor in German Studies at the University of Warwick.

Hitler and his Women

Author: Phil Carradice

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 1526779579

Category: History

Page: 234

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Adolf Hitler – a ranting, evil demagogue whose insane ambitions and beliefs took the world to the brink of extinction and caused the deaths of millions. And yet there was another side to the Fuhrer, one that was rarely seen and even now remains unknown by most people. It was a softer side, a gentler side that, in the main, came out only in his dealings with the women in his life. With his secretaries and other female staff he was caring and considerate – almost without exception they have recorded that he was an employer of compassion and understanding, someone who was really interested in their lives. Eva Braun is a well-known figure but she was not alone in her role as the Fuhrer’s lover. Dozens of women preceded her, people like Mitzi Reiter, Henny Hoffmann and his own niece Geli Raubal. To them and the many more who spent time alone with him, Hitler was the ultimate romantic, someone to love and in return be loved back. Hitler was adored by the women of Germany. They flocked in their thousands to see him, to hear him speak. In their eyes he could do no wrong. They might never meet him but they could look, they could listen – and they could fantasize about a future that would never happen. Without the support of women, their help and guidance, Hitler might never have risen to power. In the wild postwar days the Society women of Munich gave him shelter and encouragement. They gave him space and time to climb the slippery political ladder to the top. At the pinnacle of the German state, he used and abused their adulation and support to maintain his position. Women had taught him how to behave, how to be accepted by polite society. Women had funded his Nazi Party and helped give him an ideology to underpin his movement. He accepted that as his right but ultimately he repaid them by leading the country to the edge of destruction. This book, Hitler and His Women, looks at all of the women in Hitler’s life, his lovers and his passing flings. From his mother and sisters to a teenage infatuation with a girl he never actually met, from actresses like Zara Leander to English aristocrat Unity Mitford, it examines the relationships and how they affected the course of history. The findings may well astound you.

Hitler and Film

Author: Bill Niven,William John Niven

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300200366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 321

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An exposé of Hitler's relationship with film and his influence on the film industry A presence in Third Reich cinema, Adolf Hitler also personally financed, ordered, and censored films and newsreels and engaged in complex relationships with their stars and directors. Here, Bill Niven offers a powerful argument for reconsidering Hitler's fascination with film as a means to further the Nazi agenda. In this first English-language work to fully explore Hitler's influence on and relationship with film in Nazi Germany, the author calls on a broad array of archival sources. Arguing that Hitler was as central to the Nazi film industry as Goebbels, Niven also explores Hitler's representation in Third Reich cinema, personally and through films focusing on historical figures with whom he was associated, and how Hitler's vision for the medium went far beyond "straight propaganda." He aimed to raise documentary film to a powerful art form rivaling architecture in its ability to reach the masses.


Author: Tivadar Soros

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN: 9781559705813

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 308

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The father of billionaire financier George Soros gives a personal, low-key testament of the Holocaust and of how he managed not only to escape but to retain his integrity, compassion, family unity, and humor by "dancing around death". of photos.

Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding and Ethnic Conflict

Author: Jessica Senehi,Imani Michelle Scott,Sean Byrne,Thomas G. Matyók

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000601420

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 9422

This handbook offers a comprehensive analysis of peacebuilding in ethnic conflicts, with attention to theory, peacebuilder roles, making sense of the past and shaping the future, as well as case studies and approaches. Comprising 28 chapters that present key insights on peacebuilding in ethnic conflicts, the volume has implications for teaching and training, as well as for practice and policy. The handbook is divided into four thematic parts. Part 1 focuses on critical dimensions of ethnic conflicts, including root causes, gender, external involvements, emancipatory peacebuilding, hatred as a public health issue, environmental issues, American nationalism, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Part 2 focuses on peacebuilders’ roles, including Indigenous peacemaking, nonviolent accompaniment, peace leadership in the military, interreligious peacebuilders, local women, and young people. Part 3 addresses the past and shaping of the future, including a discussion of public memory, heritage rights and monuments, refugees, trauma and memory, aggregated trauma in the African-American community, exhumations after genocide, and a healing-centered approach to conflict. Part 4 presents case studies on Sri Lanka’s postwar reconciliation process, peacebuilding in Mindanao, the transformative peace negotiation in Aceh and Bougainville, external economic aid for peacebuilding in Northern Ireland, Indigenous and local peacemaking, and a continuum of peacebuilding focal points. The handbook offers perspectives on the breadth and significance of peacebuilding work in ethnic conflicts throughout the world. This volume will be of much interest to students of peacebuilding, ethnic conflict, security studies, and international relations.