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Women's experiences in the Holocaust in their own words

Author: Agnes Grunwald-Spier
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : Amberley Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book brings to light women's experiences in the Holocaust. It explains why women's difficulties were different to those of men. Men were taken away and the women were left to cope with children and elderly relatives and obliged to take on new roles. Women like Andrew Sachs' mother had to deal with organising departure for a foreign country and making choices about what to take and what to abandon. The often  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Agnes Grunwald-Spier
ISBN: 9781445671475 1445671476
OCLC Number: 1027496604
Description: 384 pages : illustrations, fascimiles, portraits, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Gender differences un Theresienstadt --
Mothers and families --
Jews in hiding --
Domestic service --
Careers disrupted or destroyed --
Women seeking visas and dealing with other documents --
Resourceful women --
Community leaders --
Slave labourers --
Resistance --
Women of the Warsaw Ghetto --
The Kashariyot --
Resistance in the camps --
Medial women--
Diarists --
Artists and musicians --
Non-Jewish women --
Witnesses to the Post-War trials.
Responsibility: Agnes Grunwald-Spier.


A moving and detailed portrait of women in the most terrible circumstances, by a respected author and Holocaust survivor.  Read more...


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'Agnes Grunwald-Spier examines comprehensively the experiences and contributions of women in the many roles and guises in which they acted. Her book preserves a record of suffering, endurance, Read more...

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