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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
Title
999
Title remainder
the extraordinary young women of the first official transport to Auschwitz
Statement of responsibility
Heather Dune Macadam ; foreword by Caroline Moorehead
Title variation
  • 999
  • Nine hundred ninety-nine
Title variation remainder
the extraordinary young women of the first official Jewish transport to Auschwitz
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Genre
Language
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
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TOH
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Macadam, Heather Dune
Dewey number
940.53/1853862
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.5.A96
LC item number
M33 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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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Label
999 : the extraordinary young women of the first official transport to Auschwitz, Heather Dune Macadam ; foreword by Caroline Moorehead
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-417) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1111280648
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780806539362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1111280648
Label
999 : the extraordinary young women of the first official transport to Auschwitz, Heather Dune Macadam ; foreword by Caroline Moorehead
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1111280648
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780806539362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1111280648

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