Sarah HelmRavensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women

Nan A. Talese, 2015

by Kelly McFall on August 1, 2015

Sarah Helm

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Today's podcast is the second in our summer series of interviews about the concentration camps in and around Nazi Germany.  Earlier this summer I talked with Geoff Megargee about the US Holocaust Museum's Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos.  Later, I'll talk with Nik Wachsmann, Dan Stone and Shelly Cline.

Today, however, I got the chance to talk with Sarah Helm.  Sarah has written a tremendous book titled Ravensbruck:  Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women (Nan A. Talese, 2015).  The books is at turns grim, touching and, just occasionally, inspiring.  It's one of the most accessible of the many books I've read about the concentration camp system.  And it focuses on on of the under-served groups of victims of the genocide:  women.

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