Michelangelo in Ravensbrück

Michelangelo in Ravensbrück

One Woman's War Against the Nazis

Book - 2007
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In September of 1939, Countess Karolina Lanckoronska, wealthy landowner and professor of art history, watched the Soviet army march into Poland. After joining the resistance, she was arrested, sentenced to death, and held in Ravensbruck concentration camp. There she taught art history to other women who, like her, might be dead in a few days. This brilliantly written memoir records a neglected side of World War II: the mass murder of Poles, the serial horrors inflicted by both Russians and Nazis, and the immense courage of those who resisted.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2007.
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed.
ISBN: 9780306815379
0306815370
Characteristics: xxvi, 341 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

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Aug 09, 2012

I visited Auschwitz when I went to Poland in 2006. Have been reading about the Holocaust and the Nazi occupation of Poland during the 2nd World War.

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Apr 18, 2017

The professor who this memoir belongs, lived under both the Russians and the Germans. One of the few to survive Ravensbruke, this provides a rare first hand account of life at the camp, the issues surrounding the camp for those imprisoned.

While interesting, I really had to commit myself to finishing. It took me to chapter 3 to hit a stride in reading the book.

A complimentary read from the Jewish experience: The Seamstress ( young adult, but very interesting none the less).

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