The Nine Hundred

Extraordinary Young Women of the First Official Jewish Transport to Auschwitz
by Heather Dune Macadam, Caroline Moorehead
$34.99

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Publication Date: January 28, 2020

ISBN: 9781529329322

Binding: Paperback

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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 Reichsmarks (about 160) apiece for the Nazis to take them as slave labour. Of those 999 innocent deportees, only a few would survive.