999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official

999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz AN BEST OF THE MONTH SELECTION A fresh, remarkable story of Auschwitz on the th anniversary of its liberation An uplifting story of the herculean strength of young girls in a staggeringly harrowing situation Kirkus Intimate, harrowing This careful, sympathetic history illuminates an incomprehensible human tragedy Publishers WeeklyOn March 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 paidReich Marks aboutapiece for the Nazis to take them as slave labor Of thoseinnocent deportees, only a few would surviveThe 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

10 thoughts on “999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz

  1. says:

    I won this through a Goodreads Giveaway This is the startling story of the first women to be transported to Auschwitz I read a lot of Holocaust literature and the story of those who survived and even those who perished never ceases to amaze me Again, the fact that the Nazis went to such great lengths to dehumanize these women is stunning Why Just why I will never understand how these men and women

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    Emotional That s the one word I would use to describe 999 The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz Heather Dune Macadam paints a very realistic picture of the lives of these women, based on extensive interviews Books like this are invaluable.One thing Macadam does extremely well is making sure her narration is as accurate as possible It s extremely evident t

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    Why would anyone want to take away teenage girls I did not know what to expect when I read this book I was unaware that the first official Jewish transport to Auschwitz contained 999 young Jewish women And, as distressing as it is to read of yet another example of inhumanity, it is important that the stories of these women are not forgotten.On the 25th of March in 1942, nearly one thousand unmarried

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    It s rare that you can say untold story about the Holocaust, but this really is one the story of the first official transport of Jews to Auschwitz, and the 999 young girls and women who were taken on it Most Holocaust history has tended to be male centric think Primo Levi or Eli Wiesel , so until now the story of these young women had been ignored Using previously overlooked archives in Slovakia, and

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    story uncovered by Heather Dune Macadam in The Nine Hundred charts an unbelievable, but sadly true account of the first female transport of young Jewish women to Auschwitz A story of horror, pure survival, heroism and courage, The Nine Hundred is a text carefully rooted in copious research, as well as moving testimonies.The date of March 25th 1942 is an important one, etched on the minds of survivors

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    Absolutely amazing I ll admit all the names in the beginning made it hard to follow, but once I got a grasp of that, I m so glad I didn t give it up What these women were put through is heartbreaking and Heather Dune Macadam did an excellent job of helping us to see it.

  7. says:

    This was a very informative and descriptive book I felt sorry for all of the pain and suffering that these heroic young Jewish girls had to endure during the Holocaust in WWII Europe These girls had great strength and courage I urge everyone to read this book and especially needs to be told to the younger generations although very sad because of what they went through I would highly recommend this book

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    I was going to say that this book was amazing After I typed it, before deleting, I realized that that word didn t even touch what this book is We pay huge amounts of money to go to theaters and see horror movies These 999 women, and all that came after, lived it, morning, noon and night for years If they survived A miracle achievement compiling this information for us Thank you Heather Dune Macadam I fir

  9. says:

    I have to give it 5 stars I wrote it

  10. says:

    One of the most eye opening book I ve read about Auschwitz this is a devastating read, but a necessary one.

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