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The Resource Women's experiences in the Holocaust in their own words, Agnes Grunwald-Spier

Women's experiences in the Holocaust in their own words, Agnes Grunwald-Spier

Label
Women's experiences in the Holocaust in their own words
Title
Women's experiences in the Holocaust in their own words
Statement of responsibility
Agnes Grunwald-Spier
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 desperate hunt for food for themselves and those in their care more often than not fell to the women, as did medical issues. They had to face pregnancies, abortions and, in some camps, medical experiments. Many women wrote diaries, memoirs, letters and books about their experiences and these have been used extensively here. The accounts include women who fought or worked in the resistance, like Zivia Lubetkin who was part of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Dr Gisella Perl was a doctor in Auschwitz under the infamous Dr Mengele. Some young girls acted as Kashariyot, underground couriers between ghettos. Their varied experiences represent the extremities of human suffering, endeavour and courage. The author herself is a survivor, born in 1944. Her mother struggled to keep her safe in the mayhem of the Budapest Ghetto when she was a tiny baby and dealt with the threat from Russian soldiers after the liberation of Budapest in January 1945
Cataloging source
NZAUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grunwald-Spier, Agnes
Dewey number
940.53/18082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.47
LC item number
.G79 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish women in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust survivors
Label
Women's experiences in the Holocaust in their own words, Agnes Grunwald-Spier
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781445671475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, fascimiles, portraits, maps
System control number
  • on1027496604
  • (OCoLC)1027496604
Label
Women's experiences in the Holocaust in their own words, Agnes Grunwald-Spier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781445671475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, fascimiles, portraits, maps
System control number
  • on1027496604
  • (OCoLC)1027496604

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