If This Is A Woman: Inside Ravensbruck: Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women (Paperback)Sarah Helm (author)
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'A groundbreaking study… respects the incredible complexity of [the survivor's] humiliation and terror.' - Sunday Telegraph
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 848
Weight: 606 g
Dimensions: 195 x 129 x 40 mm
A profoundly moving chronicle * Observer *
An epic feat of scholarly investigation * Spectator *
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 *
Helm has done us all a great service in this compelling, magisterial volume . . . Read this book. Be appalled. Be moved. And be angry that so little action was taken to help, or to remember, until it was nearly too late. Read it, and weep * Jewish Chronicle *
A sense of urgency infuses this history, which comes just in time to gather the testimony of the camp's survivors . . . meticulous, unblinking . . . [Helm's] book comes not a moment too soon * The Economist *
Splendidly researched and tremendously moving . . . Helm's book, based in part on interviews with survivors, is a model of sensitivity and seriousness * Sunday Times *
Sarah Helm's momentous uncovering of Ravensbruck -- Rachel Holmes * Guardian *
A groundbreaking chronicle -- Nicholas Shakespeare * Telegraph *
It not only fills a gap in Holocaust history but it is an utterly compelling read -- Taylor Downing * History Today *
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“Harrowing and haunting.”
When I picked this book up, I didn't quite realise the impact that it would have on my wider understanding of the Holocaust and of the Nazi regime as a whole.
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“Ravensbrück, If This is a Woman”
If This Is A Woman by Sarah Helm is the very shocking story about the Ravensbrück concentration camp.
The very good and nicely way this book is written is a need to want know more about this gruesome part of WW2.
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