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Shame of Survival Working Through a Nazi Childhood

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ISBN-10: 0271034483

ISBN-13: 9780271034485

Edition: 2009

Authors: Ursula Mahlendorf

List price: $36.95
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While we now have a great number of testimonials to the horrors of the Holocaust from survivors of that dark episode of twentieth-century history, rare are the accounts of what growing up in Nazi Germany was like for people who were reared to think of Adolf Hitler as the savior of his country, and rarer still are accounts written from a female perspective. Ursula Mahlendorf, born to a middle-class family in 1929, at the start of the Great Depression, was the daughter of a man who was a member of the SS at the time of his early death in 1935. For a long while during her childhood she was a true believer in Nazism-and a leader in the Hitler Youth herself.This is her vivid and unflinchingly…    
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 9/20/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.13" wide x 8.63" long x 1.04" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Ursula Mahlendorf earned her PhD in German Literature from Brown University in 1958 and spent the rest of her professional life teaching in the German Department and Women's Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
My Family and the Nazis, 1929-1936
A Small Quarry Town, 1936-1938
Kristallnacht and the Beginning of World War II, 1938-1940
Today Germany Belongs to Us-Tomorrow, the Whole World, 1940-1941
You are the Future Leadership of the Hitler Youth, 1941-1942
Between Conformity and Rebellion, 1942-1944
In the Belly of the Beast: The Teacher Seminary, 1944-1945
The Big Wheels Are Leaving for the West, January-March 1945
We Don't Kill, We Heal: The Russian Invasion, 1945
My Hometown Becomes Polish, 1945-1946
Refugee in the Promised Land of the West: Return to School, 1946-1948
Finding an Intellectual Home: University, 1949-1954
Epilogue
Books Consulted
Index