Michelangelo in Ravensbruck

One Woman's War Against the Nazis

By Lanckoronska, Karolina & Hoffman, Eva & Clark, Noel

Publishers Summary:
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 Ravensbrueck 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.

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ISBN
978-0-30681-537-9
Publisher
Perseus Books Group


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Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2007

The experience of Polish Christians under Nazi occupation is sometimes referred to as "the forgotten Holocaust" because nearly one-third of the general population died during the war years. Although numerous wartime journals and postwar memoirs by Polish Jews have been published, this account by Lanckoronska (1898-2002), an art history professor and member of the Polish nobility (she was a countess), adds to the smaller body of literature in English on the genti...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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