Women’s Autobiographies by Author

This site allows users to browse for entries in the Bibliography, Filmography and Webography on "Gender and War since 1600" sorted by

  1. Author/Director of publication or film (ordered alphabetically)
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  4. Type of Literature (books, book chapters, films, journals, journal articles, magazine articles, newspaper articles, theses, websites, etc.) (ordered by literature types in the listed sequence and then alphabetically)

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This site allows you to access the collection of women’s autobiographies organized by the last name of the authors. The collection includes autobiographies written by women who actively participated in or lived through an armed conflict covered by the Oxford Handbook Gender and War since 1600 edited by Karen Hagemann (General Editor), Stefan Dudink and Sonya Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2018). The focus of this collection is the twentieth century as the period during which the relevant autobiographies were published. The included autobiographies are mainly written and/or published in English, French, German or Russian. To search the collection, go to the Keyword Search Page


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Delbo, Charlotte. Aushwitz and After. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.
Delbo, Charlotte. Auschwitz et après...aucun de nous ne reviendra. Paris : Éditions de Minuit, 1965.

Charlotte Delbo joined the French Resistance in 1941 to aid the “Politzer group” in publishing clandestine literature. She was arrested in 1942, transferred to Romainville, and then deported to Auschwitz. Delbo was one of the 49 women who escaped the convoy to Auschwitz, but was recaptured and sent to Ravensbrück in 1944. This book is a poetic reflection on her experiences in Nazi concentration camps. After the war, Delbo worked for the United Nations.

Demczyna, Tonia, and Ruth Howard. From East to West. Belleville, ON: Essence, 1996.
Denton, Helen, and Robert O. Babcock. World War II WAC. Marietta, GA: Deeds Publishing, 2012.
Dieterle, William. The White Angel. USA: Warner Bros., 1936.
Dorr, Mrs. Rheta Chil. Inside the Russian Revolution. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1917.
Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Great Boer War. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1900.

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