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Gisella Perl’s memoir is an extraordinarily candid account of women’s extreme efforts to survive Auschwitz. It was the first memoir by a woman survivor and established the model for understanding the gendered Nazi policies and practices targeting Jewish women as racially poisonous.

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ISBN-13: 9781498583923
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 02/28/2019
Series: Lexington Studies in Jewish Literature Series
Pages: 140
Sales rank: 1,232,745
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Phyllis Lassner is professor emerita in the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University. Her most recent book is Espionage and Exile: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film.

Danny M. Cohen is associate professor of instruction at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy and the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Phyllis Lassner and Danny M. Cohen
Dr. Kapezius
“I Want to Go with Them…”
Arrival at Auschwitz
Auschwitz—an A Day within its Borders
Dinner at Auschwitz
The “Beauty Parlor”
Auschwitz Treasure-Trove: Julika Farkas
Charlotte Junger
The Value of a Piece of String…
Irma Greze
“Concert” in Auschwitz
Block VII: The Latrine
Childbirth in Camp C
The Hospital Staff
The Story of the Fatal Handkerchief
One Woman’s Death
The Bag of Diamonds
The Life-Saving Embryo
The Story of Jeanette
Liquidation of Camp C
Farewell to Auschwitz
Trip to Hamburg
Hamburg—Dege Werke
Belsen Bergen
General Gleen Hughes
Abbé Brand
Afterword by Eva Hoffman
About the Editors

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