Frauen : German Women Recall the Third Reich

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Alison Owings interviewed and here records the words of 29 German women during the Third Reich. Working for the Resistance, joining the Nazi Party, outsmarting the Gestapo, hiding a Jewish friend, witnessing the firebombing of Dresden, shooting at Allied planes. Welcoming Allied troops, being a prisoner and being a guard. The women recall their own and others' enthusiasm, doubt, fear, fury, cowardice, guilt and anguish. The story is that of the women, those who did not make policy but were forced to participate in its efforts and to witness its results. What they did and did not do is not just a reflection on them and their country - it also leads us to question what actions we might have taken in their place.
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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 21mm | 335g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • German
  • glossary, index
  • 014023733X
  • 9780140237337

Table of contents

Frau Margarete (Margrit) Fischer - idelaism and chasm; Frau Wilhelmine Haferkamp - motherhood times ten, and food to spare; Frau Marianne Karlsruhen - a matter of fate; Frau Ursula Meyer-Semlies - National Socialism and Christianity; Frau Liselotte Otting - retrospective guilt; Frau Mathilde Mundt - the history lesson; Frau Verena Groth - an "exotic" past; Frau Maria von Lingen - a cosmopolitan view of the world; Frau Irene Burchert - learning how Communism works; Frau Charlotte (Lotte) Mueller - solidarity and survival; Frau Ellen Frey - "We did love our Fueher, really!"; Frau Ursula Kretzschmar - before, during and after the firebombing; Frau Martha Brixius - the ambivalence of avoidance; Frau Margarete (Gretl) Sasowski - from the Emperor to a mud hole; Frau Barbara Amschel - rural perspectives; Frau Anna Lieb, Frau Anna Maier, Mrs Freya von Moltke - a modest woman of the Resistance; Frau Erna Tietz - the schisms of a "Flakwaffenhelferin"; Frau Anna Rigl - on megalomaniacs and little people; Frau Emmi Heinrich - dissident clergy and dissident actions; Frau Anna Fest - a job in its own category; Frau Karma Rauhut - a child not of the times; Frau Anne Hepp - "A very unpolitical woman"; Frau Doktor Margret Blersch - "I was alone. And I had the whole city against me."; Frau Regina Frankenfeld - "I am never dishonest"; Frau Christine (Tini) Weihs - life as a cabaret; Frau Erna Dubnack - a natural matter of friendship; Ms Rita Kuhn - talking about silence.
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