"999: The Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz"
Heather Dune Macadam
Citadel Press Books, 2020
Heather Dune Macadam brings a brilliant sense of realism with her approach to storytelling. These women become our friends and neighbors - real people doing ordinary things. Until they are not. Through diary entries, powerful quotations, and crafted narratives, readers are brought along with these young women on an unbelievable journey. From the safety of home and dreams of marriage and children, to imprisonment and torture and, for some, death, we travel with these girls as they learn to navigate a world that could not be imagined.
This is a powerful story of women's experiences; it is not a pleasant story. It is a necessary story. "Books such as this one are essential: they remind modern readers of events that should never be forgotten." [Caroline Moorehead, from the foreward.]