Record Details

Catalog Search

Hitler's furies : German women in the Nazi killing fields / Wendy Lower.

Lower, Wendy. (Author).
Book Book (2013.)
Description: xi, 270 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
13 of 15 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
0 current holds with 15 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 940.5318/Lower (Text to Phone) On Display -
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction D 810 .W7 L69 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Adult Nonfiction D 810 W7 L69 2013 (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/15/2018
Lynn Adult NonFiction New/ 940.53/Lower (Text to Phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction D 810 .W7 L69 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 940.5318082 LOWER 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Melrose Nonfiction (Second Floor) 940.5318 Lower (Text to Phone) Available -
North Shore - Danvers Campus Stacks D 810 .W7 L69 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Haverhill Campus Stacks D810.W7 L69 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult Nonfiction D 810 .W7 L69 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Next 10 »

  • Awards: National Book Award finalist for nonfiction, 2013
    • ISBN: 9780547863382 (hardcover) :
    • ISBN: 0547863381 (hardcover) :
    Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-258) and index.
    Contents: Main characters -- The lost generation of German women -- The East needs you -- Witnesses -- Accomplices -- Perpetrators -- Why did they kill? -- What happened to them?
    Summary: This history of German women in the Holocaust reveals their roles as plunderers, witnesses, and actual executioners on the Eastern front, describing how nurses, teachers, secretaries, and wives responded to what they believed to be Nazi opportunities only to perform brutal duties. This account of the role of German women on the World War II Nazi eastern front powerfully revises history, proving that we have ignored the reality of women' s participation in the Holocaust, including as brutal killers. The long-held picture of German women holding down the home front during the war, as loyal wives and cheerleaders for the Fuhrer, pales in comparison to the author's incisive case for the massive complicity, and worse, of the 500,000 young German women she places, for the first time, directly in the killing fields of the expanding Reich. She presents evidence that these women were more than "desk murderers", or comforters of murderous German men; they went on plundering sprees and brutalized Jews inthe ghettos of Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus. The author draws on twenty years of archival and field work on the Holocaust, access to post-Soviet documents, and interviews with German witnesses to uncover evidence that has been hidden for 70 years. -- From book jacket.


    Lower, Wendy. "Hitler's furies : German women in the Nazi killing fields." Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

    Additional Resources