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Letters From Belsen 1945: An Australian Nurse’s Experiences With the Survivors of War

Letters From Belsen 1945: An Australian Nurse’s Experiences With the Survivors of War 204 Book Reviews Letters From Belsen 1945 : An Australian Nurse's Experiences With the Survivors of War By Muriel Knox Doheny Ed ited by Judith Cornell and R. Lynette Russell (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2000) The Bergen Belsen Concentratio n Camp became infamous throughout the world as a horror camp wh en liberated by the Brit ish fo rces coward the end of World War fl. Lettm from Be/sen, a collection of leners wrinen b y Muriel Knox Doherry desaibing her work at Bergen Belsen as a member of the U nired Nations Relief and Rehabilita tion Ad ministration (UNRRA), provid es insigh t into t he chaos facing the rescuers as well as the s urvivors in Bergen Belsen in the immediate postwar period. In particular, Doheny. an Austral ian nurse, offers a compelling story of what it meant ro be a nurse in the face of such ho rror. Letters from Belsen begins in June 1945 when Doherry joined UNRRA. Prior to rhar, she h ad served her country during World War 11 o n active d u ty with the Royal A ustralian Air Force Nursing Service, rising to a post as its Principal Matron. The http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing History Review Springer Publishing

Letters From Belsen 1945: An Australian Nurse’s Experiences With the Survivors of War

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Springer Publishing
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1062-8061
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10.1891/1062-8061.10.1.204
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204 Book Reviews Letters From Belsen 1945 : An Australian Nurse's Experiences With the Survivors of War By Muriel Knox Doheny Ed ited by Judith Cornell and R. Lynette Russell (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2000) The Bergen Belsen Concentratio n Camp became infamous throughout the world as a horror camp wh en liberated by the Brit ish fo rces coward the end of World War fl. Lettm from Be/sen, a collection of leners wrinen b y Muriel Knox Doherry desaibing her work at Bergen Belsen as a member of the U nired Nations Relief and Rehabilita tion Ad ministration (UNRRA), provid es insigh t into t he chaos facing the rescuers as well as the s urvivors in Bergen Belsen in the immediate postwar period. In particular, Doheny. an Austral ian nurse, offers a compelling story of what it meant ro be a nurse in the face of such ho rror. Letters from Belsen begins in June 1945 when Doherry joined UNRRA. Prior to rhar, she h ad served her country during World War 11 o n active d u ty with the Royal A ustralian Air Force Nursing Service, rising to a post as its Principal Matron. The

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Nursing History ReviewSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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