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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 Paid Reich Marks About Apiece For The Nazis To Take Them As Slave Labor Of Those Innocent 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 One of the most eye opening book I ve read about Auschwitz this is a devastating read, but a necessary one. 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 agreed to participate in such awful behavior. 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 the time and research that went into writing this book Repeatedly it is noted which things m 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 the time and research that went into writing this book Repeatedly it is noted which things might have been true or which things were foggy in the memories of the survivors This adds a layer of authenticity to the text that draws readers closer to the subject matter and makes itpersonal.Books like this can tend to be dense and full of despair Macadams does good work on keeping the story moving, so no one aspect can be overly dwelt upon, but also nothing is overlooked or made to seem less important The sheer number of subjects within the text makes the story move quickly from girl to girl and story to story Also, the book has a relatable feeling Young women with dreams and futures is something most readers can relate to Leaning into this feeling carries the story like nature of the narrative.Overall, this book was so good Macadam takes serious subject matter and presents it in the most interesting way possible giving names and faces to victims Macadam makes readers take a moment to truly care and remember and reflect This book is a must read.Thanks to Netgalley and Kensington Books for the ARC of this book 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 Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, Slovakia They believed that they would be working fo 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 Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, Slovakia They believed that they would be working for the government for a few months, in a factory Instead the young women many still teenagers were sent to Auschwitz Few of them would survive Their government paid 500 Reichsmarks per person for the Nazis to take them as slave labour These women were powerless, both because they were Jewish and because they were female In this book, Heather Dune Macadam reveals some of their stories To do this, she has drawn on interviews with survivors, witnesses and families and the USC Shoah testimonies This is a harrowing read In terms of survival, some work assignments were slightly safer andcomfortable than others Some women survived, most did not Illness was almost always a death sentence, as were the whims of the guards Survival had its own cost for many There are few survivors now And many of us, born after World War II, have limited knowledge of what happened Accounts such as this are important we need to remember their lives we need to acknowledge the horror we need to acknowledge the failings of so many who allowed by ignoring what was happening such a tragedy to occur.These women were not fighters or prisoners of war They were young women who thought they were helping the government They were young women looking to the future Their stories are important and should not be forgotten Thank you, Ms Macadam for writing this book A novel would end here It would wrap up with everyone safe and happy and travelling home to be with loved ones Fiction can do that Nonfiction cannot And that is not how wars end Note My thanks to NetGalley and Hachette Australia for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book for review purposes.Jennifer Cameron Smith

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