Judas Women

Fiction, Literary Fiction

Ten Case Histories of denunciation by women in the Third Reich

Judas as a woman, women as traitors - in this historical study, Helga Schubert tells the stories of ten women who became informers during the Third Reich. Using court records, the author reconstructs the fatal connection between the informers and their victims. Helga Schubert employs her literary skills to search for clues of female perpetration and distills from them disturbing parables about betrayal.

• With a new foreword by the author
• For this book, Purdue University (USA) awarded Helga Schubert an honorary doctorate in 1991
• Rights available again: France


 

Helga Schubert

Helga Schubert, born in 1940 in Berlin, studied psychology at Humboldt University. She worked as a psychotherapist and writer in East Germany. As press officer for the Central Round Table, she helped prepare for the first free elections. After publishing numerous books, she retreated from the public literary space. This changed in 2020 when she won the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize for her story Getting Up. A volume of short stories of the same name was published by dtv in 2021 and was nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Prize.

Judas Women

Ten Case Histories of denunciation by women in the Third Reich

Judas as a woman, women as traitors - in this historical study, Helga Schubert tells the stories of ten women who became informers during the Third Reich. Using court records, the author reconstructs the fatal connection between the informers and their victims. Helga Schubert employs her literary skills to search for clues of female perpetration and distills from them disturbing parables about betrayal.

• With a new foreword by the author
• For this book, Purdue University (USA) awarded Helga Schubert an honorary doctorate in 1991
• Rights available again: France


 

Bibliographic Data
176 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-14821-4
First published 2021