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Reference List for the Study of Ravensbrück and Women and the Holocaust
Prepared by Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, Remember the Women Institute
For “Teaching the Holocaust to Future Generations: A Special Conference for Educators,” Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, August 8 – 11, 2004

Books and Articles that are about or include Ravensbrück (English)
Exhibits on Ravensbrück
Films on Ravensbrück
Books and Articles on Women, the Holocaust, and Memorialization
Methodology for Interviewing Women Survivors

Books and Articles that are about or include Ravensbrück (English)

Adams, Carol, editor. Women of Ravensbrück: Portraits of Courage. Booklet for exhibit by Julia Terwilliger. Orlando: University of Central Florida , 1997.

Agassi, Judith Buber, Jewish Women Prisoners of Ravensbrück  (OneWorld Press, 2007).

Anthonioz, Genevieve De Gaulle. The Dawn of Hope: A Memoir of Ravensbrück. New York : Arcade , 1999.

Benedict, Susan. "The Nadir of Nursing: The Nurse-perpetrators of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp."  Nursing History Review 11(2003): 129–46.

Bernadac, Christian. Camp for Women: Ravensbrück. Geneva: Ferni Publishing House, 1978.

Bernadotte, Folke. The Curtain Falls. New York: Knopf, 1945.

Bernstein, Sara Tuvel. The Seamstress. New York: Putnam, 1997.

Birnhak, Alice. Next Year, God Willing. New York: Shengold Publishers, 1994.

Buber-Neumann, Margarete. Under Two Dictators. London: Gollencz, 1949.

———. Milena. New York: Seaver Books, 1988.

Delbo, Charlotte. Auschwitz and After. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

Dunfurnier, Denise. Ravensbrück: The Women's Camp of Death. London: Allen and Unwin, 1948 (1970).

Eschebach, Insa. "Engendered Oblivion: Commemorating Jewish Inmates at the Ravensbrück Memorial 1945–1995," unpublished paper presented at Gender, Place, and Memory in the Modern Jewish Experience, international conference, 2–4 January 2001, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

———. "Interpreting Female Perpetrators: Ravensbrück Guards in the Courts of East Germany, 1946–1955." In Lessons and Legacies: The Holocaust and Justice. Volume 5, edited by Ronald Smelser. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2002.

Feig, Konnilyn. Hitler's Death Camps: The Sanity of Madness (chapter on Ravensbrück). New York: Holmes & Meier, 1979.

55th anniversary of the liberation of prisoners from the Sachsenhausen and Ravensbrück concentration camps, and the Brandenburg penitentiary, 14 to 16 April 2000, 27 April 2000. Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten, 2000.

Gammon, Carolyn and Christiane Hemker, Johanna Krause Twice Persecuted: Surviving in Nazi Germany and Communist East Germany (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007). 

Gluck, Gemma LaGuardia, edited by S. L. Shneiderman. My Story. New York : David McKay, 1961.

Grohs-Martin, Silvia. Silvie. New York: Welcome Rain Publishers, 2000.

Helm, Sarah. Life In Secrets: Vera Atkins and the Missing Agents of WWII  (Random House, 2006).

Herbermann, Nanda. The Blessed Abyss: Inmate #6582 in Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for Women, edited by Hester Baer and Elizabeth Baer. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2000. (Originally published in Germany as Der gesegnete Abgrund. Schutzhäftling Nr. 6582 im Frauenkonzentrationlager Ravensbrück, 1946.)

King, Christine. The Nazi State and the New Religions: Five Case Studies in Non-Conformity. New York: Edwin Mellen, 1982.

Lanckoronska, Karolina, Michelangelo in Ravensbrück (De Capo, 2007).

Langley-Dános, Eva. Prison on Wheels: From Ravensbrück to Burgau. Einsiedeln: Daimon Verlag, 2000.

Lavie, Naphtali. Balaam's Prophecy: Eyewitness to History: 1939–1989. New York: Cornwall Books, 1999, 25, 77.

Litoff, Judy Barret, editor,  An American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Diary and Memoir of Virginia D'Albert-Lake (Fordham University Press, 2006.

Marton, Kati. A Death in Jerusalem. New York: Pantheon Books, 1994.

Maurel, Michelene. An Ordinary Camp. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958. (Also published as Ravensbruck, London: Blond, 1958.)

Milton, Sybil. "Women and the Holocaust: The Case of German and German-Jewish Women." In Different Voices, edited by Carol Rittner and John K. Roth. New York: Paragon House, 1993.

Morais, Fernando. Olga: Revolutionary and Martyr. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.

Morrison, Jack. Ravensbrück: Everyday Life in a Women's Concentration Camp 1939–45. Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2000.

Nelken, Halina. And Yet, I Am Here! Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999.

Noyce, Wilfrid. They Survived: A Study of the Will to Live. London: Heinemann, 1962.

Ottaway, Susan. Violette Szabo: 'The Life That I Have . . .'. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2002.

Owings, Alison. Frauen: German Women Recall. "Solidarity and Survival," chapter on Charlotte Müller, and "A Job in its Own Category," chapter on Anna Fest. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1994, 155–71, 313–41.

Pollak, Aurelia. Three Years of Deportation. Ra'anana: DocoStory, 1999.

Póltawska, Wanda. "Ravensbrueck Between Life and Death." Poland, No. 6/106 (1963): 17–19.

———. And I Am Afraid of My Dreams. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1987.

Raban, Havka Folman. They Are Still With Me. Lohamei Haghetaot: Ghetto Fighter's Museum, 2001, 180–88.

Ravensbrück National Memorial. "Der Zellenbau Ravensbrück: The cellblock at Ravensbrück women's concentration camp." Brochure, 1987.

Ravensbrück National Memorial. "National Memorial of Ravensbrück—Museum." Brochure, undated.

Rittner, Carol, Stephen Smith, and Irena Steinfeldt, editors. The Holocaust and the Christian World. Nottingham: Beth Shalom Holocaust Memorial Centre, 2000.

Rossiter, Margaret. Women in the Resistance. New York: Praeger, 1986.

Saidel, Rochelle G. The Jewish Women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004.

———. "Ravensbrück Women's Concentration Camp: Before and after Liberation." In Remembrance, Repentance Reconciliation: The 25th Anniversary Volume of the Annual Scholars Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, edited by Douglas F. Tobler. Lanham: University Press of America, 1998, 165–75.

———. "Fifty Years After the Horror: Women Survivors Recall Indignities Unique to Them." Jewish Telegraphic Agency Daily News Bulletin. New York: May 4, 1995.

———. "Ravensbrück." In Herança Judaica. São Paulo: B'nai B'rith, October 1995.

———. "Recovering the Memoirs of Jewish Women Victims of the Holocaust: The Cases of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp and Immigrants to Brazil." Paper presented at the Twenty-seventh Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, University of South Florida, Tampa, March 1997.

———. "Ravensbrück, Memory, Memorialization." Paper presented at the Second Bi-Annual Holocaust Studies Conference, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, April 1998.

———. "Ravensbrück Women's' Concentration Camp: The Brazil Connection." Paper presented at GenDerations—Seventh International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, University of Tromso, Norway, June 1999.

-——. "Ravensbrück Concentration Camp and Rescue in Sweden." In Remembering for the Future: The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide., Volume 3, edited by John K. Roth and Elisabeth Maxwell. London: Palgrave, 2001, 172–88.

———, Curator. Women of Ravensbrück, Portraits of Courage: Art by Julia Terwilliger. Exhibit catalogue. St. Petersburg: The Florida Holocaust Museum, 2001.

———. "Integrating Ravensbrück Women's Concentration Camp into Holocaust Memorialization in the United States." In Women in the Holocaust: Responses, Insights and Perspectives. Selected Papers from the Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, 1990–2000, edited by Marcia Littell. Philadelphia: Merion Westfield Press International, 2001, 63–74.

Salvesen, Sylvia. Forgive—But Do Not Forget. London: Hutchinson, 1958.

Schikorra, Christa. "Prostitution of Female Concentration Camp Prisoners as Slave Labor: On the Situation of 'Asocial' Prisoners in Ravensbrück Women's Concentration Camp." In Dachau and the Nazi Terror 1933–1945, Studies and Reports. Volume 2, edited by Wolfgang Benz and Barbara Distel. Dachau: Verlag Dachauer Hefte, 2002.

Schoppmann, Claudia. Days of Masquerade: Life Stories of Lesbians during the Third Reich. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.

Shelley, Lore, editor. Auschwitz: The Nazi Civilization. Lanham: University Press of America, 1992.

Shelley, Lore, editor. The Union Kommando in Auschwitz. Lanham: University Press of America, 1996.

Shneiderman, S. L. "LaGuardia's Sister: Eichmann's Hostage." In Midstream 7 1 (1961): 3–19.

Simpson, Christopher. The Splendid Blond Beast: Money, Law, and Genocide in the Twentieth Century. New York: Grove Press, 1993.

Sommer-Lefkowitz, Elizabeth. Are You In This Hell Too? London: The Menard Press, 1995.

Soswinski, Herta. "Why We Have to Tell about It." In Auschwitz: The Nazi Civilization, edited by Lore Shelley. Lanham: University Press of America, 1992, 125–44.

Symonowicz, Wanda, editor. Beyond Human Endurance: The Ravensbrück Women Tell Their Stories. Warsaw: Interpress Publishers, 1970.

Ten Boom, Corrie. The Hiding Place. New York: Bantam, 1971 (1983 edition).

Tillion, Germaine. Ravensbrück. New York: Doubleday, 1975.

Exhibits on Ravensbrück

Women of Ravensbrück, Portraits of Courage: Art by Julia Terwilliger. Exhibit catalogue. St. Petersburg: The Florida Holocaust Museum, 2001, Rochelle G. Saidel, curator. (Available for rent from Florida Holocaust Museum.)

Ravensbrück: Forgotten Women of the Holocaust. Vancouver Holocaust Centre, 2002.

Films on Ravensbrück

Sisters in Resistance. See

The Hiding Place. See

Carve Her Name With Pride (1958). See

Milena. See

Times of Darkness. See

Books and Articles on Women, the Holocaust, and Memorialization

Baer, Elizabeth, and Myrna Goldenberg, editors. Experience and Expression: Women, the Nazis, and the Holocaust. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2003.

Baumel, Judith Tydor. Gender and the Holocaust: Double Jeopardy. London: Valletine Mitchell, 1998.

Berger, Peter, and Thomas Luckmann. The Social Construction of Reality. Garden City: Anchor Books, Doubleday, 1966.

Cantor, Aviva. Jewish Women/Jewish Men (chapter on the Holocaust). San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1995, 375–410.

Chicago, Judy. Holocaust Project: From Darkness into Light. New York: Penguin, 1993.

Delbo, Charlotte. None of Us Will Return. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992.

———. Convoy to Auschwitz: Women of the French Resistance. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997.

De Silva, Cara, editor. In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy from the Women of Terezin. Northvale: Jason Aronson, 1996.

Eisenstein, Zillah. Feminism and Sexual Equality. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1984.

Elias, Ruth. Triumph of Hope: From Theresienstadt and Auschwitz to Israel. New York: John Wiley, 1998

Fausto-Sterling, Anne. Myths of Gender: Biological Theories about Men and Women. Rev. ed. New York: Basic Books, 1992.

Fausto-Sterling, Anne. Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality. New York: Basic Books, 2000.

Fuchs, Esther. Women and the Holocaust. Blue Ridge Summit: University Press of America, 1999.

Goldenberg, Myrna. "Different Horrors, Same Hell: Women Remembering the Holocaust." In Thinking the Unthinkable: Meanings of the Holocaust, edited by Roger Gottleib. New York: Paulist Press, 1990.

———. "Food Talk: Gendered Responses to Hunger in the Concentration Camps." In Experience and Expression: Women, the Nazis, and the Holocaust. Elizabeth Baer and Myrna Goldenberg, editors. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2003, 161–79.

Gurewitsch, Brana, editor. Mothers, Sisters, Resisters: Oral Histories of Women Who Survived the Holocaust. Birmingham: University of Alabama Press, 1998.

Horowitz, Sara. "Voices from the Killing Ground." In Holocaust Remembrance: The Shapes of Memory, edited by Geoffrey Hartman. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1993, 43–58.

Katz, Esther, and Joan Ringelheim, editors. Proceedings of the Conference of Women Surviving the Holocaust. New York: The Institute for Research in History, 1983.

Koonz, Claudia. "Germany's Buchenwald: Whose Shrine? Whose Memory?" In The Art of Memory: Holocaust Memorials in History, edited by James Young. Munich and New York: Prestel-Verlag and The Jewish Museum, 1994.

Kremer, Lillian. Women's Holocaust Writing: Memory and Imagination. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999.

Lentin, Ronit. Israel and the Daughters of the Shoah: Reoccupying the Territories of Silence. New York: Berghahn Books, 2000.

Lerner, Gerda. Why History Matters (Part 1). New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Linden, R. Ruth. Making Stories, Making Selves: Feminist Reflections on the Holocaust. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1993.

Ofer, Dalia, and Lenore J. Weitzman, editors. Women in the Holocaust. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.

Quack, Sybille, editor. Between Sorrow and Strength: Women Refugees of the Nazi Period. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Rapaport, Lynn, "The Double Disadvantage—Being a Jewish Woman in Germany Today." In Zur Geschichte der jüdischen Frau in Deutschland (On the history of Jewish women in Germany), edited by Julius Carlebach. Berlin: Metropol, 1993, 219–36.

Ringelheim, Joan. "Thoughts about Women and the Holocaust." In Thinking the Unthinkable: Meanings of the Holocaust, edited by Roger S. Gottleib. New York: Paulist Press, 1990.

———. "The Unethical and the Unspeakable: Women and the Holocaust." In Simon Wiesenthal Center Annual. Chappaqua: Rossel Books, 1984.

Rittner, Carol, and John K. Roth, editors. Different Voices. New York: Paragon House, 1993.

Ritvo, Roger, and Diane Plotkin. Sisters in Sorrow: Voices of Care in the Holocaust. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1998.

Rosaldo, Michelle, and Louise Lamphere, editors. Woman, Culture, and Society. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1974.

Saidel, Rochelle G. "Jewish Women who Immigrated to São Paulo because of Nazism in Europe, 1933–1949." Paper presented at the NGO Forum on Women Beijing '95, Beijing, People's Republic of China, September 1995.

Schwertfeger, Ruth. Women of Theresienstadt: Voices from a Concentration Camp. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Shelley, Lore. Secretaries of Death. New York: Shengold Publishers, 1986.

Tec, Nechama. "Reflections on Resistance and Gender." In Remembering for the Future: The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide, John Roth and Elisabeth Maxwell, editors. London, Palgrave, 2001, Vol. 1, 552–69.

———. Resilience and Courage: Women, Men and the Holocaust. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.

Methodology for Interviewing Women Survivors

Brodzki, Bella, and Celeste Schenk, editors. Life/Lines: Theorizing Women's Autobiography. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988.

Eliach, Yaffa, and Brana Gurewitsch. Holocaust Oral History Manual. New York: Center for Holocaust Studies, 1991.

Garber, Zev, editor. Methodology in the Academic Teaching of the Holocaust. Lanham: University Press of America, 1988.

Lixl-Purcell, Andreas. "Memoirs as History." In Leo Baeck Yearbook 39. London: Martin Secker & Warburg for Leo Baeck Institute, 1994, 227–38.

The Personal Narratives Group, editor. Interpreting Women's Lives: Feminist Theory and Personal Narratives. Bloomington: University of Indiana, 1989.

Reinharz, Shulamit. Feminist Methods in Social Research. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

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