Title: An Ordinary Camp
Author: Micheline Maurel
Description: Stated first printing. Beige cloth spine with red lettering, blue papered boards. Pages toned, but otherwise clean and unmarked. Dust jacket lightly soiled on rear panel; not price clipped ($3.50). DJ in archival sleeve. xvi, 141 pp. 8 x 5.25 inches. Preface by Francois Mauriac. Translated from the French by Margaret S. Summers.
Nazi concentration camp memoirs. Micheline Maurel (1916-2009) had joined the French Resistance in 1940 and was part of the Marco Polo network. In 1943, she was captured by the Gestapo and interned at the small women's concentration camp at Neubrandenburg, an annex of the larger Ravensbruck camp. She spent twenty months in the camp before being liberated by Russians in April 1945.
In her book, Maurel describes being processed and quarantined at Ravensbruck for the first month after her capture, her transfer to the women's work camp in Neubrandenburg, the treatment and conditions there and her experiences with other prisoners, the liberation by the Russians and its aftermath, and what happened immediately afterwards including her journey home.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Place: New York
Keywords: Neubrandenburg, Ravensbrook, concentration camp, Nazi, French, personal narrative, Germany, WW II, World War II,
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