If This Is A Woman: The Untold Story Of Heroism And Survival Inside The Nazi's Women-only Concentration Camp by Sarah HelmIf This Is A Woman: The Untold Story Of Heroism And Survival Inside The Nazi's Women-only Concentration Camp by Sarah Helm

If This Is A Woman: The Untold Story Of Heroism And Survival Inside The Nazi's Women-only…

bySarah Helm

Paperback | March 24, 2015

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On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 800 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - were marched through the woods fifty miles north of Berlin, driven on past a shining lake, then herded through giant gates. Whipping and kicking them were scores of German women guards.

Their destination was Ravensbrück, a concentration camp designed specifically for women by Heinrich Himmler, prime architect of the Nazi genocide.

For decades the story of Ravensbrück was hidden behind the Iron Curtain and today is still little known. Using testimony unearthed since the end of the Cold War, and interviews with survivors who have never spoken before, Helm has ventured into the heart of the camp, demonstrating for the reader in riveting detail how easily and quickly the unthinkable horror evolved.

Sarah Helm was a reporter on the SUNDAY TIMES and Diplomatic Editor for the INDEPENDENT before becoming Jerusalem and then Brussels correspondent for the same paper. A LIFE IN SECRETS was her first book.
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Title:If This Is A Woman: The Untold Story Of Heroism And Survival Inside The Nazi's Women-only…Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:March 24, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1408705389

ISBN - 13:9781408705384

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well writen Well written, interesting, and uses history in way that is interesting and makes you want to continue reading. Can be slow paced at times.
Date published: 2017-06-06

Editorial Reviews

Where Helm's history excels is in her refusal to reduce any of the people in her history to stereotypes. Complexity is respected. She pays attention to the specificities of people's lives, including their religious beliefs, political aspirations and dreams. Even when discussing brutal female guards, Helm avoids demonisation-Joanna Bourke, Telegraph