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Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II
Gena Turgel was a prisoner who worked in the hospital at Bergen-Belsen.  There, she cared for the young Anne Frank who was dying of typhus. Sisters Ida and Louis Cook sponsored refugees, helped smuggle their jewelry, furs and other valuables out of occupied territories and established temporary housing for immigrant families in London. Liane B. Russell fled Austria with nothing and later become a renowned U.S. scientist.  Her research on the effects of radiation on embryos made a difference to thousands of lives. The list goes on: a world tennis champ who became a spy, a Polish immigrant who worked for the OSS, a Jewish refugee who became a partisan to fight the Nazis. These are the girls who stepped out of line, the women who served, fought, struggled and made things happen—in and out of uniform. They were ordinary heroes who did extraordinary things. Retired U.S. Army Major General Mari K. Eder wrote this book because she knew their stories needed to be told so their legacy could embolden generations of women to come.

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