Sarah Helm : If this is a Woman – Inside Ravensbrück: Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women, 15 octobre 2016 12:00, Bishop’s Palace & Gardens
If this is a Woman – Inside Ravensbrück: Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women
Winner of the Longman – History Today Book Prize 2016
You’ve heard of Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dachau, but what about Ravensbrück? It was the Nazis’ only concentration camp for women and children, yet its name is barely known. Sarah Helm rectifies that. Her meticulous research, including interviews with survivors, explains Ravensbrück. Authoritative, yet moving, the book offers insight into the complex attitude of the Nazi regime towards women. Partly told through the stories and testimonials of the survivors and those who perished, Sarah Helm presents her findings in the manner of an eye-witness account. Her tale of extreme brutality but also of astonishing heroism and survival is unmissable.
‘A sense of urgency infuses this history, which comes just in time to gather the testimony of the camps survivors . . . meticulous, unblinking’. – The Economist
This event is kindly sponsored by Deborah & Mike Pottinger