Hitler's Girls

Doves Amongst Eagles

Tim Heath

 
Date Published :
October 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
16-pages B&W photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526705327
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$32.95

Overview
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Hitler's Girls is not just another Hitler Youth history book. Concentrating purely on the role of German girls in Hitler’s Third Reich, we learn of their home lives, schooling, exploitation and eventual militarization from firsthand accounts of women who were indoctrinated into the Jung Madel and Bund Deutcscher Madel as young girls. From the prosperous beginnings of 1933 to the cataclysmic defeat of 1945, this insightful book examines in detail their specific roles as defined by the Nazi state.

Few historical literary works have gone as deep to find the truth, the conscience and the regret, and in this sense Hitler's Girls is a unique work unlike any other so far published. Written in an attempt to provide a definitive voice for this unheard generation of German females, it will leave the reader to decide for themselves whether or not the girls were the obedient accessories to genocide, and it will lead many readers to question many aspects of what they have previously thought about the role of girls and young women in Hitler’s Third Reich. This is their story.

About The Author
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Born in to a military family, Tim Heath’s interest in history led him to research the air war of the Second World War, focussing on the German Luftwaffe and writing extensively for The Armourer Magazine. During the course of his research he has worked closely with the German War Graves Commission at Kassel, Germany, and met with German families and veterans alike.

REVIEWS
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"An essential account of the women who served Hitler during his years of power. Stunning photographs but a chilling narrative, in view of what they were required to do."

- Books Monthly

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