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  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks; MP3 Una edition (8 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482929023
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482929027
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 13.3 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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"Hitler’s Furies will be experienced and remembered as a turning point in both women’s studies and Holocaust studies" (Timothy Snyder, author of Bloodlands)

"As pioneering as it is readable" (Literary Review)

"She writes engagingly, wears her considerable erudition lightly…never allowing her analysis to outweigh the fundamental humanity of the stories" (New Statesman)

"As gripping and eye-opening as it is chilling" (Andrea Walker People)

"Hitler's Furies turns on its head the idea that women are innately more nurturing, kind and moral than men... While the accepted wisdom on female participation in the Holocaust singles out the sadistic behaviour of a few women guards in the concentration camps, such behaviour is usually contrasted with the myth of German female ignorance of the horrors. A veil has largely been drawn over the actions of the rest. Not any more" (Eleanor Mills Sunday Times (News Review)) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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A shocking new history of the role of German women in the Holocaust, not only as plunderers and direct witnesses, but as actual killers on the Eastern Front --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MissMouse on 20 Sep 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
As a woman it doesn't really surprise me that women are capable of such deeds, women are just people, and motherhood is a biological function, most women are born with that physical capability, yet our pasts are littered with emotionally and physically abusive upbringings at the hands of mothers. More recently the horrors of the Magdalene laundries in Ireland have shown us that in certain conditions and contexts women are capable of anything towards other women within a formal cult-like organisation usually headed by a man, down to followers of murderous deluded psychotics. As far as I can see, powerless unstable people with issues and mental health problems, which can linger undiagnosed or dormant for years, will exploit such an opportunity to act out their personal problems, presumably to do with "the mother" if primarily aimed at women. The account in this book sticks to historical facts and is a bit dry in that regard, to the point where I wondered what the point of it was. Personally I would want to know more about the kinds of upbringings these women perpetrators had, what sort of psychology was fostered by the Nazi regime, what this did to gender relationships, and what was the cultural background. I know that in medieval times during the "witch" (aka "women") persecutions the most "witches" were burnt in Germany. I've noticed a difference between generations of older and younger Germans also, there definetely seems to be a problem among some older German women towards women especially in the so- called "caring" professions, such as social work, psychotherapy, etc. presumably as these are quite cloistered environments often with little political awareness, somewhere to take refuge....Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. Clark on 12 Feb 2014
Format: Hardcover
I found this book incredibly interesting, well written and thought provoking.
My reason for the subject heading is that she raises questions that are possibly passed being answered. The perpetrators and the victims are passing into history.
Take for instance my own profession, have I been remiss or has anybody written a definitive account of the nursing profession and how it acted throughout the nazi period? The idea that the euthanasia programme was transported into the front-lines was also very interesting. I would love somebody to research both those subject areas.
It could be argued that the author tried to cover far too much ground, but I see this book hopefully as a primer for others to follow.
A Goldhagen, a Browning, possibly even a Gilbert, this is rich ground for somebody to make their name.
As stated earlier these are possibly subjects that should have been investigated 30-40 years ago, now researchers will have to rely on documentation with as was mentioned during the book, no chance of talking to the subjects and perhaps elucidating new and potentially more honest versions of events.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By pmac on 19 Nov 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Bought this for my wife, she read it in one sitting.
I am currently reading on her recommendation.
The horror of the acts of these women carried out is beyond belief, but this mixed with details of their lives growing up under Hiltlers brainwashing really shows what humans are capable of in the right conditions.
I hesitate to say this is a good read given the subject matter, but this is very well written and will stop you in your tracks and make you think how quickly society can turn against "undesirables" for the greater good
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Format: Paperback
Wendy Lower's book Hitler's Furies examines women's roles in the Third Reich. While Himmler, Goebbels, Goring and Speer always get center stage, she presents the case of the woman behind the men. Not the wives or socialites, but the secretaries and nurses. The "little" people who kept the cogs of the Third Reich well oiled and moving easily. The Nazi party was founded on the principles of Kinde, Kucher, and Kirch, or Children, Kitchen and Church. It was expected for a good German woman to help build a super race by keeping herself pure and totally Aryan. She describes a dozen or so females and their role in the final solution ranging from apathy to sociopath. Some enjoyed their roles, actively joining in the bloodlust, others observe in a detached manner that perhaps if the Jews overwhelmed their murderers they could flee to safety. Right? Where could they run? By placing the blame on the passive population of Jews, it absolved them of any wrong doing. Most embraced the new regime, seeing the Nazi government as a ticket to importance and a job. Closing their eyes to the stench, blood and proof of the wicked deeds, they lived in splendid denial, picnicking on the unmarked graves of their victims. Either way, it was hard reading, from their cold observations to the mindless brutality, justified by racial superiority and greed. A horrible chapter in human history, it proves that evil can come in all sizes, shapes, and genders and apathy is the biggest crime of them all. A well rewritten and researched book.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Hellene on 22 Nov 2013
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Excellently researched and argued,using ,lucid and succinct prose,it was a pleasure to read this book
from cover to cover.Furthermore it tackles a subject that has too long been taboo and which helps
Explain the German character ,at least in modern times
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