Category: Biographies Memoirs Of Women

Download e-book for iPad: Vilma Steindling: Eine jüdische Kommunistin im Widerstand. by Ruth Steindling,Claudia Erdheim,Anton Pelinka

By Ruth Steindling,Claudia Erdheim,Anton Pelinka

ISBN-10: 3990500678

ISBN-13: 9783990500675

Mit acht Jahren kommt Vilma Steindling ins jüdische Waisenhaus im Wiener 19. Bezirk. Schon mit sixteen Jahren politisiert sie sich und tritt in den Kommunistischen Jugendverband ein. 1937 folgt die junge Frau ihrem Lebensgefährten Arthur Kreindel nach Paris, denn im austrofaschistischen „Ständestaat" unter Kurt Schuschnigg sind die KP und der KJV verboten.
Nach der Besetzung Frankreichs durch Hitlerdeutschland engagiert sie sich in der sogenannten »Mädelarbeit« der Résistance. Als sie 1942 denunziert und verhaftet wird, wird sie ins KZ Auschwitz überstellt. Sie überlebt den Todesmarsch ins KZ Ravensbrück, wo sie vom schwedischen Roten Kreuz befreit wird. Im Herbst 1945 kehrt Vilma nach Wien zurück und erfährt erst jetzt, dass ihr Lebensgefährte Arthur in Dachau ermordet worden ist. Gibt es für sie ein Leben danach? Ein Leben nach Ausschwitz? Vilma ist nun völlig auf sich gestellt, obdachlos und ohne Arbeit. Sie sucht Hilfe bei dem einzigen ihr möglich erscheinenden Zufluchtsort, der Kommunistischen Partei, wird jedoch herb enttäuscht. Nach und nach beginnt sie, ihre politische Überzeugung zu hinterfragen.
Dieses Buch zeichnet den Lebensweg einer mutigen Frau nach, die für ihre Ideale ihr Leben aufs Spiel setzte und die trotz schwerwiegender Traumatisierungen wieder zurück ins Leben fand. Über das Leid, das sie erfahren hatte, sprach sie wenig. Welche Folgen das für ihre Kinder und Enkelkinder hatte, auch damit setzen sich die Autorinnen in sehr persönlichen Zugängen auseinander.

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Download PDF by Eleanor L. Tomczyk: The Fetus Chronicles: Podcasts from My Miseducated Self

By Eleanor L. Tomczyk

ISBN-10: 1544749791

ISBN-13: 9781544749792

With The Fetus Chronicles, writer and slapstick comedian Eleanor L. Tomczyk completes the trilogy she began with Monsters’ Throwdown and Fleeing Oz. Her most modern e-book stocks deep insights and absurdly hilarious moments Tomczyk has gathered from her lifestyles. She provides her special humor and standpoint via a phenomenal conceit: podcasts to her unborn self.

Tomczyk’s voice and slicing remark commute again during the many years and into the womb. She’s right here to inform her child self every little thing she should still learn about the realm and all of the classes she's going to research.

Eleanor L. Tomczyk advises her fetus self on every little thing from the hazards of douching to using phrases as lethal guns. distinctive podcast visitor stars variety from Tomczyk’s Aunt Lily—“Church woman Extraordinaire”—to her personal eyes and different physique components. whilst her young ones stick to the “Little Barbarian Manifesto,” and her personal organs commence reminding her in regards to the passing of time, all of the reader can do is snigger out loud.

Ms. Tomczyk speaks to her previous self as a Black lady, a proud (if occasionally out-of-her-depth) mom, a sensible instructor, a jaded child boomer, and the numerous different identities she has followed in the course of her storied existence.

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New PDF release: Hanging Ruth Blay: An Eighteenth-Century New Hampshire

By Carolyn Marvin

ISBN-10: 1540220834

ISBN-13: 9781540220837

ISBN-10: 1596298278

ISBN-13: 9781596298279

On a chilly December morning in 1768, thirty-one-year-old Ruth Blay approached the gallows erected for her execution. status at the excessive flooring within the northwest nook of what's now Portsmouth's outdated South Cemetery, she could have had a transparent view around the pasture to the harbor and open sea. The eighteenth-century putting of a schoolteacher for concealing the delivery of a kid out of wedlock has seemed in neighborhood legend over the past few centuries, however the complete account of Ruth's tale hasn't ever been advised. Drawing on over years of investigative learn, writer Carolyn Marvin brings to gentle the dramatic information of Ruth's lifestyles and the harsh injustice of colonial Portsmouth's ethical code. As Marvin uncovers the genuine flesh-and-blood girl who suffered the last word punishment, her readers come to appreciate Ruth as a person and a girl of her time.

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Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women: Antiquity Through by Lily Xiao Hong Lee,A.D. Stefanowska,Sue Wiles PDF

By Lily Xiao Hong Lee,A.D. Stefanowska,Sue Wiles

ISBN-10: 0765617501

ISBN-13: 9780765617507

This new quantity of the "Biographical Dictionary of chinese language girls" spans greater than 2,000 years from antiquity to the early 7th century. It recovers the tales of greater than two hundred ladies, the vast majority of them unknown within the West. The participants have sifted rigorously during the on hand resources, from the oracle bones to the earliest legends, from Liu Xiang's didactic Biographies to professional and unofficial histories, for glimpses and insights into the lives of girls. Empresses and consorts, nuns and shamans, ladies of notoriety or exemplary advantage, girls of bold and girls of creative or scholarly accomplishment - all are to be came upon the following. The editors have assembled the tales of girls excessive born and coffee, representing the total variety of woman activity. The biographies are geared up alphabetically inside of 3 ancient groupings, to provide a few context to lives lived in altering situations over millennia. A thesaurus, a chronology, and a discovering record that identifies girls of every interval via historical past or box of exercise also are provided.

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Download e-book for kindle: Five Centuries of Women Singers (Music Reference by Isabelle Emerson

By Isabelle Emerson

ISBN-10: 0313308101

ISBN-13: 9780313308109

Five Centuries of girls Singers explores the careers of twenty singers from the overdue 16th century to the center of the 20th. as well as own details, the tales of those singers inform greatly approximately modern musical lifestyles, approximately musical and dramatic beliefs of the time, and approximately functionality perform. The studies of the singers additionally demonstrate a lot in regards to the enterprise of song ―how girls have been handled by means of lecturers, impresarios, composers, and audiences―and the perseverance and pluck that have been and are the most important parts of a profitable occupation. The twenty singers have been chosen at the foundation in their contribution to and effect at the paintings of making a song, their importance within the historical past of functionality, what their careers exhibit concerning the lifetime of a qualified lady musician, and at last for the originality in their achievements. the entire singers integrated reached the head in their artwork with endurance, ingenuity, and unsurpassed musicianship.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Ladies Who Sing With the Band (Studies in Jazz) by Betty Bennett

By Betty Bennett

ISBN-10: 0810837145

ISBN-13: 9780810837140

Betty Bennett inspires a bygone period while "territory" and "name" bands―each with its personal "girl singer"―criscrossed the rustic in Ladies Who Sing With the Band.

The author's profession intersected with some of the icons of jazz and well known song, between them Nat King Cole, Dizzy Gillespie, Georgie Auld, Claude Thornhill, Charlie Ventura, Benny Goodman, and Charlie Barnet. Bennett's anecdotes approximately those personalities enlighten and entertain, as does her totally unselfconscious dialogue of her marriage to Andre Previn and her dating along with her husband, guitar nice Mundell Lowe.

The ebook bargains with numerous concerns that go beyond tune. The leisure industry―particularly the jazz world―was an early period of black/white expert and private interplay. in addition, the touring great band represented a different example of girls in an all-male office. Bennett confronts those problems with race and gender in a refreshingly forthright manner.

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By Marcia Barrett

ISBN-10: 1472124413

ISBN-13: 9781472124418

ISBN-10: 1472129970

ISBN-13: 9781472129970

Coming to London elderly 13 from determined poverty in Jamaica; pregnant at fifteen after being abused through a kinfolk buddy; fifteen years later making a song in Boney M, one of many largest foreign teams of the late-1970s; a messy workforce cut up and hundreds of thousands in unpaid royalties through the Eighties; a Nineteen Nineties solo occupation interrupted by means of six bouts of melanoma - ovarian, breast, lymph node (twice), backbone and oesophagus - and having to profit to stroll back.

Yet all through Marcia Barrett has remained absolutely joyful, relentlessly confident and a shining suggestion, reckoning on each problem as a trifling inconvenience instead of something insurmountable. Now, she is able to inform her brilliant tale, that's even more than simply a pop big name autobiography.

It is an enthralling, candid, laugh-out-loud tale of survival, triumph, indomitable spirit and overall upfullness, frequently pushed by way of sheer strength of will. it's a feelgood tale with a purpose to resonate among the various girls who've hairbraiding copied from Marcia Barrett. yet in fact it has a mainstream viewers too: the battles opposed to melanoma are proper to all girls, as is far of her early own lifestyles and balancing taking care of her mom and son with existence at the street in Boney M.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Passionate Mind of Maxine Greene: 'I am ... not yet' by William F. Pinar

By William F. Pinar

ISBN-10: 0750708123

ISBN-13: 9780750708128

ISBN-10: 0750708786

ISBN-13: 9780750708784

Maxine Greene is crucial thinker of schooling within the usa at the present time. the writer of Teacher as Stranger (1973), Landscapes of Learning (1978), Dialectic of Freedom (1988), and Releasing the Imagination (1995), Greene has stimulated tens of hundreds of thousands of academics in North the USA in addition to her colleagues in philosophy of schooling, instructor schooling, and curriculum reviews. whereas extensively pointed out, Greene has now not - earlier - been the topic of sustained scholarly research and research. William F. Pinar has prepared a scientific learn of Greene's contribution from numerous issues of view: reviews of the 4 books; experiences of the highbrow and aesthetic affects upon her thought; and her effect at the numerous specializations in the extensive box of schooling: the educating of English, arts schooling, philosophy of schooling, curriculum stories, non secular schooling, cognitive thought, and conception of training. The booklet opens and concludes with Maxine Greene's personal autobiographical statements.

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New PDF release: In the Heart of a Holler Girl

By Gabriella Page

ISBN-10: 1635685818

ISBN-13: 9781635685817

what's it approximately our existence that defines who we're and what we develop into? usually every now and then, others usually ask yourself why we're the means we're or why we believe so passionately approximately anything. individuals are so speedy to move judgement with out understanding the secrets and techniques and darkness that lie deep inside of our hearts and soul. secrets and techniques that for the great of these round us, we have a tendency to conceal deep inside of. We shut our emotions off from the realm, and strength a grin simply because that's what society deems as common. there's not anything general approximately what i've been via. My identify is Gabriella web page, and i'm not afraid to be me. This publication is my tale, genuine and real to its entirety. For years i've got searched blindly throughout the darkness for a ray of desire. wish, it sounds impressive; it isn't whatever that i've got come via that simply all through my lifestyles. For while I did, i used to be frequently swept off my toes by way of betrayal. Betrayal, anything that i do know all too good. include me and proportion that laughter, heartache, and tears because the tale unwinds and is advised a few little holler girl—me —going via one of the most making an attempt and hard occasions you can still ever face. i'm now not afraid and wish to hide the reality. i'm prepared for my tale to learn. With my head held excessive and the secrets and techniques of my center eventually craving to be informed, I open up my middle and my prior. there's a lot to learn that has been hidden within the center of this holler woman, and so it starts . . .

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New PDF release: An Atypical Chick: A Gay Man in a Woman's Body Coming Out to

By Rhonny Dam

ISBN-10: 1534922040

ISBN-13: 9781534922044

the writer stocks her tale as a childfree-by-choice girl, and the way she got here to think that “atypical chicks” are those who needs to be prepared to create not only a brand new route to stick with, yet a paradigm shift to confront the necessity for a smaller inhabitants on the earth and to ease the difference to our altering global through serving others.

She lengthy knew she was once in contrast to different ladies and never like males both. there's a center area. Hybrids combination many male characteristics with lady. they can rather well be the easiest of either worlds. Their hybrid nature usually discourages motherhood and thereby permits the liberty to completely specialise in serving the higher strong. some time past, such humans have been marginalized, seemed upon poorly by way of many. not more. Childfree girls have a special and demanding function to fill during this over-populated 21st-century world.
This is set a global in obstacle from overpopulation, source depletion, pollutants and weather swap and while it's not in regards to the many and swiftly increasing threats to our global. the main points of these issues were good lined in lots of peer-reviewed papers and authoritative books and are for this function top left to the specialists and the various environmental advocates.
This is ready overpopulation and the numerous ramifications it's inflicting. The proof of the inhabitants hindrance is unmistakable. in a single lifetime, planet earth has long gone from three billion humans to greater than 7 billion and headed to nine or 10 billion. people are overwhelming the lifestyles help platforms in the world. Our pollutants is killing the oxygen-producing phytoplankton and forests. we're overharvesting fish and shellfish shares, depleting our soils and groundwater reserves and more and more depending on a small handful of agencies for our seed and pharmaceutical wishes. We needs to swap or undergo unspeakable consequences.
Rhonny makes a decision to fellow childfree hybrids to function position types, to talk and educate and lightweight a brand new manner on an overpopulated world.

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