Sarah Helm

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:08 pm on 16 February 2015

Fifty miles north of Berlin, there is a Nazi concentration camp that is on the margins of the story of Nazi genocide. Ravensbruck held 130 thousand women, 50 thousand were murdered. On the East German side of the border, many of the records and stories of the women who survived the horrors there were inaccessible for decades after the war. These women, mostly social outcasts rather than Jews, underwent medical experimentation and torture, mostly at the hands of other women. Author Sarah Helm uses chilling testimony of prisoners to expose the brutality of the camp in her new book, If This Is A Woman: Inside Ravensbruck, Hitler's Concentration Camp For Women

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