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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Harris, Carol. Women at War: In Uniform, 1939-1945. Stroud, UK: Sutton, 2003.
Haskell, Ruth G. Helmets and Lipstick. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1944.
Havey, Lily Yuriko Nak. Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth behind A World War II Fence. Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2014.
Henson, Maria Rosa. Comfort Woman: A Filipina's Story of Prostitution and Slavery Under the Japanese Military. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999.
Hertig, Victoria. Flowers of Hope: A Memoir. Troy, MI: Momentum Books, 1996.
Himmelstoss, Elisabeth. ... und ich konnte nichts ändern! Odyssee einer Nachrichtenhelferin. Berlin: E.S. Mittler, 1994.
Hodgson, Marion Stegemen. Winning my Wings: A Woman Airforce Service Pilot in World War II. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1996.
Hoffman, Laura A. Laura's War. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2004.
Holt, Lorissa Wilfong. I Remember: A Memoir of Nazi Invasion, Forced Exile and Concentration Camp. Boise: Book Lore Publications, 2008.
Humbert, Agnès. Resistance: A French Woman's Journal of the War. 2nd ed. London: Bloomsbury, 2008.
Hunter, Gladys Holladay. Assignment Tokyo. San Francisco: Nettleton Books, 1980.
Huntingdon, Eugenia. The Unsettled Account: An Autobiography. London: Severn House, 1986.
Imperial War Museums. Imperial War Museums. London.
Jestin, Catherine. A War Bride's Story: An Autobiography. Plainville, CT: Briarwood Print. Co., 1995.
Johnson, Nona Jane Hall. Our Home on the Hill, 1943-1946. Eagle River, AK: Eagle River Type & Graphics, 1996.
Jones, Marjorie Bevan. Pieces of Cake: The Diary of a Wartime WAAF, 1940-1942. Bangor, ME: University of Wales , 2005.
Jopling, Lucy Wilson. Warrior in White. San Antonio, TX: Watercress Press, 1990.
Kardorff, Ursula von. Berliner Aufzeichnungen, 1942-1945. München: C.H. Beck, 1992.
Katin, Zelma, and Louis Katin. "Clippie". The Autobiography of a War Time Conductress. London: John Gifford Ltd., 1944.
Kazakov, A. Zhenshchiny na Zashchite Otechestva 1941-1945 gg. Moskva: Rossiĭskiĭ Komitet Veteranov Voĭny, 1995.
Kellner, Robert Scott. My Opposition: The Diary of Friedrich Kellner - A German Against the Third Reich. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Kelly, Emma Chenault, and Alice Elizabeth Tolle. Emmaline Goes to War. Charleston, IL: BLT & J Pub., 1992.
Kelsey, Marion. Victory Harvest: Diary of a Canadian in the Women's Land Army, 1940-1944. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997.
Kern, Ilse. Looking Back. Nokomis, United States: Hauert Press, 2004.
Kerr, Dorothy Brewer. The Girls Behind the Guns: With the ATS in World War II. London: R. Hale, 1990.
Kirstein, Emma. Aus schwerer Zeit: Tagebuch, Ostpreußen 1945. Bonn: Kulturstiftung der Deutschen Vertriebenen, 1995.
Kjendsli, Veslemoy. Kinder der Schande: Ein "Lebensborn-Mädchen" auf der Suche nach ihrer Vergangenheit. Berlin: Verlag Dirk Nishend, 1988.
Klein, Yvonne. Beyond the Home Front: Women's Autobiographical Writing of the Two World Wars. New York: New York University Press, 1997.
Klüger, Ruth. Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered. New York: Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2001.
Kochendoerfer, Violet A. One Woman's World War II. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1994.
Kollontai, Alexandra. The Autobiography of a Sexually Emancipated Communist Woman. New York: Herder and Herder, 1971.
Kuramoto, Kazuko. Manchurian Legacy: Memoirs of a Japanese Colonist. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 1999.
Lambkin, Romie. My Time in the War: An Irishwoman's Diary. Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 1992.
Langer, Rulka. The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt: War Through a Woman's Eyes 1939-1940. Los Angeles: Aquila Polonica, 2009.
Langer, Rulka. The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt: War through a Woman's Eyes, 1939–1940. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: Aquila Polonica, 2009.
Leazenby, Betty Cole. My Military Life. Indianapolis, IN: Betty Cole Leazenby, 1985.

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