This is a book about Ravensbruck Concentration Camp near Berlin. Created to house women, it has received little publicity because so many of the women there didn't belong to the major persecuted groups. They were Jehovah Witnesses, Polish slave laborers, Gypsy, Prostitutes, Communists, Socialists, and a fair share of Jewish women that were often also Communists. No groups ever came forward after the war and sued for restitution for them, they had to do this individually. Some of their court cases lasted for 10 years or more, finally ending with a minuscule pension, for women who were completely broken in health and who had lost everything. I found myself getting angrier and angrier at the German government that exists today
The book is well written, often very descriptive especially when talking about their abortions, the impossible work days, being put into solitary confinement (just a box) and the experiments performed on these women to test gangrene medicines and the best way to heal broken bones.
Added to this is the complicity of Siemens who used these women unmercifully.
Another very interesting aspect is the women who became guards here, many of whom were from the small town just across the lake. How they quickly turned abusive and cruel.