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

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Chatto & Windus, 2013 - History - 270 pages
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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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Wendy Lower's book offers some superb insights, and not just the much overlooked role of women in Nazi genocide. It also provides a better understanding of the psychology of the perpetrators as well ... Read full review

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User Review  - GennaC - LibraryThing

Lower's dark and devastating account of how German women were seduced by and swept up in the nationalist fervor of the Nazi movement proves how history has ignored the role of women in the Holocaust ... 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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