"Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women's Voices Under Nazi Rule" by Beverley Chalmers (DSc(Med);PhD) (www.bevchalmers.com)

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  • (1888PressRelease) July 14, 2016 - "Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women's Voices Under Nazi Rule" by Beverley Chalmers (DSc(Med);PhD) (www.bevchalmers.com), About the Book: Dr Chalmers' unique lens on the Holocaust provides a stunning and controversial exposé of the voices of both Jewish and non-Jewish women living under Nazi rule. Based on twelve years of study, the book takes an inter-disciplinary view incorporating women's history, Holocaust studies, social sciences and medicine in a cutting-edge account of what women themselves actually said, thought and did.

    A Multi-Award Winning Book including:
    The National Jewish Book Award for Women's Studies (USA)
    The Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Holocaust Studies
    A CHOICE 'Outstanding Academic Title' Award
    The Eric Hoffer Award for Legacy-Non-Fiction
    An International Book Award for History
    A Montaigne Medal Finalist Award for Thought-Provoking books
    A Foreword Reviews Indiefab Finalist Award in History

    Book reviewers are raving about Birth, Sex and Abuse:
    • ...each word, each bit of information is precious and unlikely to be found elsewhere with such clarity and comprehensiveness.(M Posner:Jewish Book Council Reviews)

    • ...reflects exhaustive research, clarity of thought, and unflinching engagement with complexities that have received inadequate prior attention.. accessible to readers at all levels of prior knowledge... a rare and complex analysis supported by well-chosen first-hand accounts. (Prof M D Lagerwey, Western Michigan University)

    • ...delves into gritty and heartbreaking detail with a clear and focused academic eye...a significant amount of original research that is both informative and deeply disturbing.(US Review of Books)

    • ...offers a remarkable analysis of the Nazi war against women... an important tool for scholars studying the diabolical logic of the policies of the Third Reich." (Canadian Jewish Literary Award Citation)

    • ...an encyclopedic work... an accessible account of the experience of women's sexual and reproductive lives under Nazi rule…a superb foundation for ... this critical area of Holocaust studies… an important reference volume… (Prof Michael Grodin, Boston University).

    • ... a 'must' for everybody dealing with...women and children, and medicine, during the Shoah (Prof. Dr. Miriam Gillis-Carlebach, Bar-Ilan University, Israel).

    • ...an utterly unique, in-depth focus on...sexuality and reproduction during the Nazi regime...the first-ever, comprehensive tome... essential for many disciplines (Prof. Caroline Pukall, Queen's University, Canada).

    • Beverley Chalmers' latest book is not the kind people want to read. Yet, it's one they should... until...this book, no single work had thoroughly examined and comprehensively consolidated evidence of this aspect of the Holocaust. (Renee Ghert-Zand: The Times of Israel)

    • ...a comprehensive account of the brutality suffered by women ... it's a topic ...often ..."sanitized." (L Rooney: Newser)

    • ...a difficult read, but one that people should not shy away from... Chalmers is the first person to highlight and deeply examine this... aspect of the Holocaust. (War History On Line)

    • ...traces the progression of Nazi racial ideology and treatment of those who did not meet the Nazis' standards of racial purity from simple denigration of Jews and others deemed to be undesirable to mass murder in the concentration camps.... It's good to see a new scholarly work that adds to our knowledge of the Holocaust. (5 out of 5 stars Amazon rating by J. Chambers)

    Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women's Voices Under Nazi Rule (Grosvenor House Publishers, UK, 2015) is available from all major international booksellers including Amazon.

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    Grosvenor House Publishing
    Tel. 01483 243 450
    E-mail: info ( @ ) grosvenorhousepublishing dot co dot uk
    ISBN #978-1781483534

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