Women’s Autobiographies by the Date of Publication

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 of 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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Bernadac, Christian. The Naked Puppets: Auschwitz. Geneva: Ferni Pub. House : Distributed by Friends of History, 1978.
Trotsky, Leon, George Weissman, and Duncan Williams. The Balkan Wars, 1912-13: The War Correspondence of Leon Trotsky. Translated by Pierce, Brian. Sydney, Australia: Pathfinder Press, 1980.
Hunter, Gladys Holladay. Assignment Tokyo. San Francisco: Nettleton Books, 1980.
Ginzburg, Evgeniia. Within the Whirlwind. Translated by Ian Boland. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981.
Miribel, Elisabeth de. La liberté souffre violence. Paris: Plon, 1981.

Élisabeth de Miribel came from a family of strong Catholic tradition. At the beginning of World War II, she volunteered to help the French Foreign Ministry with its ”economic war,” and was sent to London. After the French armistice with Germany, she decided not to return to France. In London, she was asked to type Charles de Gaulle’s celebrated June 18, 1940 speech asking the French people to resist, and subsequently became his personal secretary. In 1942, she was sent to Quebec to rally Canadians to the French cause and raise funds.

Bishop, Alan and Terry Smart, eds. Brittain, Vera. Chronicle of Youth: War Diary 1913-1917. London: Gollancz, 1982.

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