Based on twelve years of study, the book reveals how the Nazis targeted childbearing and sexuality among Jewish women as a means of committing genocide. The manipulation of reproductive lives as a less "direct" method of genocide has not yet been explored. In contrast, the Nazis encouraged women meeting their desired "racial" standards to reproduce as prolifically as possible. The book draws directly from women’s own voices expressed in diaries, memoirs, and testimonies.
2015 USA National Jewish Book Award for Women's Studies, 2016 Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature, 2105 CHOICE 'Outstanding Academic Title' Award, Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Holocaust Studies 2015, Eric Hoffer Book Award, Eric Hoffer Montaigne Medal Finalist, Finalist Indie Excellence Book Award in Women’s Issues 2017, Finalist: Book Excellence Award in Non-Fiction 2017:, INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist 2015 (History), International Book Award 2015, Winner: Canada Book Award 2016, • Finalist 2015: Foreword Reviews Indiefab Book Awards in History, and • Shortlist: Eric Hoffer Grand Prize Award 2016