999

Written By Heather Dune Macadam
999
  • Publsiher : Citadel Press
  • Release : 31 December 2019
  • ISBN : 9780806539362
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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Read or download book entitled 999 written by Heather Dune Macadam which was release on 31 December 2019, this book published by Citadel Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: On March 25, 1942, nearly a thousand young, unmarried Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, Slovakia. Filled with a sense of adventure and national pride, they left their parents' homes wearing their best clothes and confidently waving good-bye. Believing they were going to work in a factory for a few months, they were eager to report for government service. Instead, the young women--many of them teenagers--were sent to Auschwitz. Their government paid 500 Reich Marks (about $200) apiece for the Nazis to take them as slave labor. Of those 999 innocent deportees, only a few would survive. The facts of the first official Jewish transport to Auschwitz are little known, yet profoundly relevant today. These were not resistance fighters or prisoners of war. There were no men among them. Sent to almost certain death, the young women were powerless and insignificant not only because they were Jewish--but also because they were female. Now acclaimed author Heather Dune Macadam reveals their poignant stories, drawing on extensive interviews with survivors, and consulting with historians, witnesses, and relatives of those first deportees to create an important addition to Holocaust literature and women's history.

999

999
  • Author : Heather Dune Macadam
  • Publisher : Citadel Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-31
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780806539362
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Summary : On March 25, 1942, nearly a thousand young, unmarried Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, Slovakia. Filled with a sense of adventure and national pride, they left their parents' homes wearing their best clothes and confidently waving good-bye. Believing they were going to work in a factory for a few months, ...

The Nine Hundred

The Nine Hundred
  • Author : Heather Dune Macadam,Caroline Moorehead
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-01-23
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780806539362
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Summary : 'Books such as this are essential: they remind modern readers of events that should never be forgotten' - Caroline Moorehead On March 25, 1942, nearly a thousand young, unmarried Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, Slovakia. Filled with a sense of adventure and national pride, they left their parents' homes wearing ...

The Nine Hundred

The Nine Hundred
  • Author : Heather Dune Macadam
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-01-28
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780806539362
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Summary : On March 25, 1942, nearly a thousand young, unmarried Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, Slovakia. Filled with a sense of adventure and national pride, they left their parents' homes wearing their best clothes and confidently waving good-bye. Believing they were going to work in a factory for a few months, ...

Empire of Destruction

Empire of Destruction
  • Author : Alex J. Kay
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-28
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780806539362
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Summary : The first comparative, comprehensive history of Nazi mass killing – showing how genocidal policies were crucial to the regime’s strategy to win the war Nazi Germany killed approximately 13 million civilians and other non-combatants in deliberate policies of mass murder, mostly during the war years. Almost half the victims were Jewish, ...