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- DescriptionWinner of the Longman-History Today Book Prize 2016 On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 800 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - were marched through the woods fifty miles rth of Berlin, driven on past a shining lake, then herded through giant gates. Whipping and kicking them were scores of German women guards. Their destination was Ravensbruck, a concentration camp designed specifically for women by Heinrich Himmler, prime architect of the Nazi gecide. For decades the story of Ravensbruck was hidden behind the Iron Curtain and today is still little kwn. Using testimony unearthed since the end of the Cold War, and interviews with survivors who have never spoken before, Helm has ventured into the heart of the camp, demonstrating for the reader in riveting detail how easily and quickly the unthinkable horror evolved.
- Author BiographySarah Helm was a reporter on the Sunday Times and Diplomatic Editor for the Independent before becoming the Jerusalem and then Brussels correspondent for the same paper. A Life in Secrets was her first book.
- PrizesShortlisted for Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award 2016. Long-listed for PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2016.
- Author(s)Sarah Helm
- PublisherLittle, Brown Book Group
- Date of Publication07/01/2016
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content NoteSection: 16, b/w photos
- Weight600 g
- Width134 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine40 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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