Recently I asked the author about what she was reading. Black's reply:
Right now, I’m reading a non-fiction book Hitler’s Furies - German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields by Wendy Lower. So far this book brings to life, through recovered archives, recently released Stasi files, documentation of the German women’s role in World War II. It wasn’t all kinder, kuche and kirche with women on the home front — five hundred thousand women were needed and trained to work in the Nazi machinery especially concentrating on the conquered land in the East — a frontier reclaimed by the Germans as their legacy populating it with Germanic people. This book sticks with me in a haunting way because it’s about the forgotten role of women at the time and why they did what did or had to at the time. It’s scary and a fascinating picture of a morally ‘lost generation’ of young women born into a defeated, tumultuous post World War I Germany.Visit Cara Black's website.
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