Hope in Hell: Pregnancy and Childbirth in Concentration Camps 1944-1945

Danielle Handley

Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Professional - willing to speak to any group
Paid: from £100, depending on travel and notice period.
16th August 2020
World War 2 | Holocaust | Children | History

Based on original research conducted as part of my dissertation, this talk examines the stories of 5 women who beat the odds and managed to survive life in the concentration camps during their pregnancies and lived to tell the tale with their babies.

This talk explore the circumstances that enabled their survival, how they did it, and what that can tell us about the nuances surrounding life in concentration camps.

This talk must be delivered with a PowerPoint accompaniment.

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About Danielle Handley

Looking for an experienced and engaging speaker for your conference, event or workshop? You've come to the right place.

Hi! I'm Danielle, and I am a Public Historian.

Whether you are looking for a formal or informal talk, to an audience of academics, professionals, hobbyists or the casually interested, I would be delighted to share my knowledge and expertise with you.

​I have had the privilege to give talks and tours for The National Trust, Group for Education in Museums (GEM) and Historic Royal Palaces. I LOVE the past. Discovering it, reading about it, understanding it, but most of all I love to share it with others.

This passion has fuelled me to achieve a First Class BA with Honours in History, and a Distinction level Masters in Public History, both from Royal Holloway, University of London. During that time, I developed a speciality in history education, with particular focuses on the links between the heritage industry, historians and schools, and working to improve the way women and other marginalised histories are included in the curriculum.

To find out more about me, please go to: www.daniellehandley.com

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