A Holocaust Crossroads: Jewish Women and Children in Ravensbruck pdf epub fb2

A Holocaust Crossroads: Jewish Women and Children in Ravensbruck by Irith Dublon-Knebel pdf epub fb2

A Holocaust Crossroads: Jewish Women and Children in Ravensbruck Author: Irith Dublon-Knebel
Title: A Holocaust Crossroads: Jewish Women and Children in Ravensbruck
ISBN: 0853039917
ISBN13: 978-0853039914
Other Formats: lrf docx txt lrf
Pages: 298 pages
Publisher: Vallentine Mitchell (March 1, 2010)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1780 kb
Size EPUB version: 1374 kb
Subcategory: World




Ravensbruck was the only major Nazi concentration camp built for women. Its history constitutes a crossroads in the various stages of the Third Reich's persecution of women accused of offending the Nazi state and of those ethnically and racially persecuted. Women from different social strata, national, ethnic and religious origins were forced to live together under the most extreme conditions within the social system created by the SS. Among the many crossroads of Ravensbruck was the one in which citizens from the surrounding area, as well as citizens of many of the small towns in which Ravensbruck's external camps were located, came across the prisoners and witnessed the events. From its first days until its liberation, thousands of Jewish women, girls and children were among Ravensbruck's prisoners. They were part of the camp's population even when the industrial mass killing was 'exported' to the East - and Germany, including its concentration camps, was to be 'freed' of all Jews. Against the overall background of the Nazi concentration camps and Holocaust historiography, this collection of essays provides a socio-historical in-depth analysis of the singularity of the female Jewish experience by focusing on the Jewish experience in the microcosm of Ravensbruck.