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The Resource 999 : the extraordinary young women of the first official transport to Auschwitz, Heather Dune Macadam ; [foreword by Caroline Moorehead]

999 : the extraordinary young women of the first official transport to Auschwitz, Heather Dune Macadam ; [foreword by Caroline Moorehead]

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999 : the extraordinary young women of the first official transport to Auschwitz
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999
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the extraordinary young women of the first official transport to Auschwitz
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Heather Dune Macadam ; [foreword by Caroline Moorehead]
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  • 999
  • Nine hundred ninety-nine
  • Extraordinary young women of the first official transport to Auschwitz
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the extraordinary young women of the first official Jewish transport to Auschwitz
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eng
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, 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
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contains biographical information
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Macadam, Heather Dune
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940.53/1853862
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  • illustrations
  • plates
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Moorehead, Caroline
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  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Jewish women in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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999 : the extraordinary young women of the first official transport to Auschwitz, Heather Dune Macadam ; [foreword by Caroline Moorehead]
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-417) and index
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on1111280648
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780806539362
Lccn
2019944522
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1111280648
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999 : the extraordinary young women of the first official transport to Auschwitz, Heather Dune Macadam ; [foreword by Caroline Moorehead]
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-417) and index
Control code
on1111280648
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780806539362
Lccn
2019944522
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1111280648

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