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Lilac Girls: A Novel



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Author
Kelly, Martha Hall
Descriptors
First Novels
Historical Fiction
Nazis
Survival
World War II
Location/Setting:
Germany
Paris, France
Time Period:
1930s
1940s
1950s
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Summary
During WWII, 74 women prisoners were experimented on by doctors at Ravensbruck concentration camp. Dr. Herta Oberheuser was one such doctor, and she is one of the narrators of the book. Another narrator is Kasia Kuzmerick who joined an underground resistance youth group and was taken prisoner along with her sister and mother. Kasia and her sister were part of the horrific experiments. Working in New York, the third narrator, Caroline Ferriday, became an advocate for the survivors (Ravensbrück Rabbits) helping many of them to come to the United States for medical and psychological treatment.
Critique
A well-researched book as evidenced by the many footnotes at the end of the novel. A compelling story.
ISBN
9781101883075
  iBistro
# of Pages
487
Published
2016
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: ED


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