Women's Autobiographies on the Age of the Second World War

This bibliography focuses on women's autobiographies, diaries and memoirs (as well as a few letter connections). These authors participated in and/or lived through various, Western armed conflict and wrote about their experiences in English, French, German or Russian.

The most important wars for this period include:

  • Chinese Civil War (1927–50)
  • Spanish Civil War (1936–39)
  • Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–45)
  • Second World War (1939–45)

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Women in Air War: The Eastern Front of World War II, Edited by Kazimiera Janina Cottam. Nepean, ON: New Military Publishing, 1997.
Cyprys, Ruth Altbeker, and Elaine Potter. A Jump For Life: A Survivor's Journal from Nazi-Occupied Poland. New York: Continuum, 1997.
Dammann, Nancy. A WAC's Story: From Brisbane to Manila. Sun City, AZ: Social Change Press, 1992.
Danner, Dorothy. What a Way to Spend a War: Navy Nurse POWs in the Philippines. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1995.
Women Overseas: Memoirs of the Canadian Red Cross Corps, Edited by Frances Martin Day, Phyllis Spence and Barbara Ladouceur. Vancouver, BC: Ronsdale Press, 1998.
Dearden, Harold. Medicine and Duty: A War Diary. London: William Henemann Ltd, 1928.
Delbo, Charlotte. Auschwitz and After. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.
Densho Digital Repository. Seattle, 2015.
Denton, Helen Kogel, and Robert O. Babcock. World War II WAC. Marietta, GA: Deeds Publishing, 2012.
Diamond, Hanna. Women and the Second World War in France, 1939-1948: Choices and Constraints. London; New York: Longman, 1999.
Dowlen, Dorothy Dore, and Theresa Kaminski. Enduring What Cannot Be Endured: Memoir of a Woman Medical Aide in the Philippines in World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001.
Dunaevskaja, Irina M. Ot Leningrada do Kënigsberga: dnevnik voennoj perevodcicy (1942-1945) In Celovek na obocine vojny;. Moscow, Russia: ROSSPEN, 2010.
Earley, Charity. One Woman's Army: A Black Officer Remembers the WAC. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1989.
Eckstein-Schlossmann, Erna, and Lorenz Peter Johannsen. "Eigentlich bin ich nirgendwo zu Hause": Aufzeichnungen. Berlin, Germany: Hentrich & Hentrich, 2012.
Falk, Marga. Steps in My Life's Journey. Maryborough, QLD: Kay Gassan & Judith A. Grimes, 1992.
Farnsworth, Beatrice. Aleksandra Kollontai: Socialism, Feminism, and the Bolshevik Revolution. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1980.
Fechtmann, Dora Cline. My Scrapbook: An Album of Memories from the Shenandoah Valley to the South Pacific. Ocala, FL: Dora Cline Fechtmann, 1998.
No Time for Fear: Voices of American Military Nurses in World War II, Edited by Diane Burke Fessler. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 1996.
Friedenberg, Zachary. Hospital at War: The 95th Evacuation Hospital in World War II. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2004.
Gardiner, Juliet. Joining the Dots: A Woman In Her Time. New York City, United States: Harper Collins Publisher, 2017.
Gaubry, Juliette. Tricornes et Bérets. Paris: Horay, 1954.
Gavrilova, Lidiia Pavlovna, and Eva Daeneke. Ein kleines Flämmchen: Wie eine Zwangsarbeiterin überlebte In Quellen zur Regionalgeschichte,; Bd. 11; Variation: Quellen zur Regionalgeschichte ;; Bd. 11. Bielefeld, Germany: Verlag für Regionalgeschichte, 2005.
Gerhalter, Li, and Christa Hämmerle. Krieg-Politik-Schreiben: Tagebücher von Frauen (1918-1950). Weimar: Böhlau Verlag, 2015.
Gilewicz, Alicia, and Steve Price. Frozen Footprints: Lessons in Freedom from a Survivor of the Siberian Slave-Labor Camps. Tampa: INTI Publishing, 1998.
Gill, Dorothy Cusprine. A Secret Place in My Heart: A Diary of a World War II WAC. San Jose, CA: Writers Club Press, 2000.
Gobetti, Ada. Partisan Diary: A Woman’s Life in the Italian Resistance. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Goldman, Stanley A. Left to the Mercy of a Rude Stream: the Bargain That Broke Adolf Hitler and Saved My Mother. Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2018.
Grahn, Elna Hilliard. In the Company of WACs. Manhattan, KS: Sunflower University Press, 1993.
Graydon, Mary Ellen. Love and War: One WAC Remembers World War II. n.p.: Mary Ellen Graydon, 1998.
Gregory, Doris. How I Won the War for the Allies: One Sassy Canadian Soldier's Story. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Ronsdale Press, 2014.
Guillemot, Gisèle. Résistante: mémoires d'une femme, de la résistance à la déportation, Edited by Samuel Humez. Neuilly-sur-Seine: Michel Lafon, 2009.
Gurr-Jazlowiecki, Hanna. A Girl Soldier from Warsaw: An Immigrant's Memoir. Victoria, B.C.: Polish White Eagle Association, 2006.
Hahn-Beer, Edith. The Nazi Officer's Wife : How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust, Edited by Susan Dworkin. New York, United States: Rob Weibach Books/William Morrow, 1999.
Hancock, Joy. Lady in the Navy: A Personal Reminiscence. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2002.

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