Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields

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Chatto & Windus, 2013 - History - 270 pages
Wendy Lower's account of the role of ordinary German women on the Nazi Eastern Front powerfully revises history. She builds a fascinating and convincing picture of a morally lost generation of young women, born into a defeated, tumultuous post-WWI Germany, and then swept up in the nationalistic fervor of the Nazi movement.

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User Review  - stevesmits - LibraryThing

Lower's study is a valuable addition to Holocaust studies. She examines the involvement of women on the eastern front in the depredations committed against Jews (and others) in the occupied ... Read full review

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User Review  - busterrll - LibraryThing

Unlike some of the previous reviews, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. What makes people do what they do? I understand women trying to climb the social ladder to what they perceive to be a better life; but this is far beyond moving from hating fields to typing. Definitely worth a read Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Wendy Lower is the John K. Roth Chair of History at Claremont McKenna College and former research associate of the Ludwig-Maximillians-Universitat in Munich. A historical consultant for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, she has conducted archival research and field work on the Holocaust for twenty years. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, CA, and Munich, Germany.

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