999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz by Heather Dune Macadam
English | December 31st, 2019 | ISBN: 0806539364 | 480 pages | EPUB | 2.93 MB
On March 25, 1942, nearly a thousand young, unmarried Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, Slovakia. Filled with a sense of adventure and national pride, they left their parents' homes wearing their best clothes and confidently waving good-bye. Believing they were going to work in a factory for a few months, they were eager to report for government service. Instead, the young women—many of them teenagers—were sent to Auschwitz. Their government paid 500 Reich Marks (about $200) apiece for the Nazis to take them as slave labor. Of those 999 innocent deportees, only a few would survive.