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German women's life writing and the Holocaust. Complicity and gender in the Second World War.

Author: Elisabeth Krimmer
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
This study examines women's life writing about the Second World War and the Holocaust, such as memoirs, diaries, docunovels, and autobiographically inspired fiction. Through a historical and literary study of the complex relationship between gender, genocide, and female agency, the analyzes correct androcentric views of the Second World War and seek to further our understanding of a group that, although crucial to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Krimmer
ISBN: 9781108472821 1108472826
OCLC Number: 1051734476
Description: 284 pages
Contents: 1. Introduction: gender, war and the Holocaust; 2. Ruptured narratives: German women and Hitler's army; 3. Cropped vision: nursing in the Second World War; 4. Interrupted silences: German victims of rape; 5. Parallel stories: women refugees; 6. A view from the outside in: Jewish women and German complicity; Conclusion; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Elisabeth Krimmer.


This book examines women's life writing from the Second World War and the Holocaust. Chapters on army auxiliaries, nurses, refugees, rape victims, and Holocaust survivors allow insights into the  Read more...


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'Elisabeth Krimmer's excellent study draws on memoirs and fiction to enrich our understanding of women's widespread involvement in the Third Reich and the Second World War ... this comprehensive and Read more...

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