Across the Lake

978-1-62288-243-4 Paperback
6 x 9 x 0 in
300 pp.
Pub Date: 10/10/2023


  • Paperback $22.00
Set in Nazi Germany’s only all-female concentration camp, Across the Lake is a story of survival amid overwhelming brutality. With a keen eye towards historical accuracy, this is an unflinching portrayal of how prisoners supported each other while holding onto their humanity.
This is also a story of the female guards—the Aufseherin—who were every bit as vicious as the SS in Buchenwald, Dachau, and Auschwitz. What did it mean to be a woman in a concentration camp like Ravensbrück?
Across the Lake is an unforgettable story about gender and violence in the Holocaust. As Svea Fischer struggles to survive yet another day, she has to forget her past and endure the brutal reality swirling around her. Meanwhile, a new guard, Anna Hartmann, enters Ravensbrück and sees not horror, but opportunity. As the story unfolds, these two women find their futures inextricably tied together.
Told with historical insight, Across the Lake explores a concentration camp that was totally unique in the Third Reich.

Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press