Women Under The Third Reich

Overview

Traditionally, the story of the Third Reich has been a story of men, yet women participated in all aspects of the war and on both sides of the Nazi flag. This dictionary, with entries on more than 100 women, shows the diversity of their roles in this turbulent and disturbing period. It includes entries on resistance fighters, nurses, entertainers, writers, filmmakers, spies, and prisoners with exceptional spirit and courage. The women represented here came from all the countries involved with the Third Reich and ...

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Overview

Traditionally, the story of the Third Reich has been a story of men, yet women participated in all aspects of the war and on both sides of the Nazi flag. This dictionary, with entries on more than 100 women, shows the diversity of their roles in this turbulent and disturbing period. It includes entries on resistance fighters, nurses, entertainers, writers, filmmakers, spies, and prisoners with exceptional spirit and courage. The women represented here came from all the countries involved with the Third Reich and from many different occupations before their involvement in the war—housewives, secretaries, singers, film stars, pilots, and athletes. This volume reveals the women's perspective on the history of the Third Reich.

Despite the vast number of women who supported or fought against the Third Reich, historians have often neglected them and their contributions. Researchers checking the index of a book on the Third Reich might see one or two female names—usually Anne Frank or Eva Braun. This book is the first to provide biographical information on the vast number of women who helped shape the era. It offers an opportunity to reclaim a small sampling of the women who fought against or supported the Third Reich.

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Presents a biographical sampling of some 100 women who were involved in the Third Reich, including artists, athletes, hidden children, journalists, Nazis and Nazi sympathizers, rescuers, resistance workers and fighters, scientists, soldiers, spies, and many others representing a broad range of ages, occupations, nationalities, and political affiliations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313303159
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/1998
  • Pages: 224
  • Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

SHAARON COSNER is an independent scholar specializing in women's studies.

VICTORIA COSNER is a graduate student at the University of Maryland, specializing in 19th century mourning practices and material culture.

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Table of Contents

Preface

The Dictionary

Abbreviations

Appendices

Bibliography

Index

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