Women and the Holocaust

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Publisher: University Press of America in Lanham, Md

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Esther Fuchs.
SeriesStudies in the Shoah -- v. 22
ContributionsFuchs, Esther, 1953-
LC ClassificationsD804.47 W65 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 148 p. ;
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18279439M
ISBN 100761813438, 0761813446
LC Control Number99011134

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Women in the Holocaust During the Holocaust in World War II more than six million Jews were murdered, many of them women and children.

It was not only Jewish women who were captured, abused and killed. Gypsies, Polish women and women with disabilities were also persecuted and taken to concentration camps.

This is the first book of original scholarship devoted to women in the Holocaust. By examining women’s unique responses, their incredible resourcefulness, their courage, and their suffering, the book enhances our understanding of the experiences of all Jews during the Nazi era/5(4).

" Women and the Holocaust is a pioneering book. A gender-oriented approach to the responses of the victims and to the attitudes of surrounding society should allow for much new research and important insights."—Saul Friedländer, UCLA and Tel Aviv University.

This is the first book of original scholarship devoted to women in the Holocaust. By examining women's unique responses, their incredible resourcefulness, /5(2). The essays in Women in the Holocaust, edited Women and the Holocaust book Dalia Ofer and Lenore J.

Weitzman, contain a broad geographic scope and range of experiences, with the focus on the women as their common denominator. This book is the outgrowth of an unprecedented conference on women and the Holocaust organized by Ofer and Weitzman at Hebrew University in The.

The book follows the stories of three women who were pregnant during the Holocaust, had their babies in internment camps and survived.

The abuse is horrific, but yet something we need to /5. Women during the Holocaust women in the resistance The Nazi regime targeted all Jews, both men and women, for persecution and eventually death. The regime frequently subjected women, however, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to brutal persecution that was sometimes unique to the gender of the victims.

If not to survive, it lessened some of the suffering they endured while in the "camps". Different Voices: Women of the Holocaust is a compilation of women's daily, weekly, andin the end, years of surviving in Nazi camps.

I used this book when I was writing the memoir RENA'S PROMISE: A 5/5(7). Bendremer, Jutta T. Women Surviving the Holocaust: In Spite of the on, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, (D B46 ) [Find in a library near you (external link)] Collects the testimonies of ten anonymous female Holocaust survivors who each settled in the Akron, Ohio area, recounting their wartime experiences and their postwar adjustment to life as immigrants.

Despite some pioneering work by scholars, historians still find it hard to listen to the voices of women in the Holocaust. Learning more about the women who both survived and did not survive the Nazi genocide - through the testimony of the women themselves - not only increases our understanding of this terrible period in history, but makes us rethink our relationship to the.

Infor the first time in twenty-nine years of conferences, the Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches presented a plenary on women and the Holocaust.

As co-chairs of this plenary, Dr. Myrna Goldenberg and I decided to feature recent scholarly books on the subject and to entitle the session “Women’s Holocaust History: Books in Print. Jewish women in the Holocaust refers to women who were Jewish and imprisoned in Europe in Nazi concentration camps or in hiding to prevent capture by the Nazis during the Holocaust between and Of the estimated six million Jews who were killed during the Holocaust, 2 million of them were women.

Jewish women were sexually harassed, raped, yelled at. Women and the Holocaust (3 Book Series) by Ellie Midwood From Book 1: Silver Medal Winner of the International Book Award contest Readers' Favorite in the Historical Fiction category () This story is dedicated to all the victims of sexual slavery in German concentration camps, who had to endure inhumane suffering under the Nazi regime.

“jewish women performed truly heroic deeds during the holocaust. They faced unthinkable peril and upheaval — traditions upended, spouses sent to the death. Memoirs of a Hidden Child During the Holocaust: My Life During the War. Edwin Mellen Press, Alexy, Trudy.

The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot: Marranos and Other Secret Jews: A Woman Discovers her Spiritual Heritage. Simon & Shuster Inc., (Amazon: Harper SanFranciso, ). Alexander, Caroline.

Now You Are Sarah: A Memoir. Ben Simon. Joan Ringelheim explains her pioneering recovery of women's stories of abuse, as well as her provocative statistics suggesting that more Jewish women than Jewish men actually perished in.

Get this from a library. Women and the Holocaust. [Anna Hardman; Holocaust Educational Trust.] -- Discusses research from the s to the present that has combined the perspectives of women's studies and Holocaust studies, basically with.

''We're trying to open a new dimension, but it is difficult to separate the women's issues out of the Holocaust in general,'' said Joan M. Ringelheim, director of. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.

Number the Stars, a Holocaust novel for children published infocuses on Annemarie, a 10 year old in Denmark, whose family pretends her Jewish best friend is actually her older sister — who had earlier been killed for her work with the Danish Lois Lowry is incredibly adept at handling difficult and complex.

Buy This Book in Print summary This collection of essays expands the existing scholarship on women and the Holocaust adopting current approaches to gender studies and focusing on the texts and context from Central-Eastern : Andrea Peto, Louise Hecht, Karolina Krauszka.

The volumeWomen and the Holocaust: New Perspectives and Challengesuses recent developments in gender studies to expand the existing scholarship on women and the Holocaust with specific emphasis on Central and East-Central Europe.

While gender theory updates the analytical frameworks, the previously unexamined textual archive of this region produces new. The Holocaust targeted and destroyed women--Jews especially but also non-Jews. The active or passive complicity of other women-- Germans but also non-Germans--facilitated and legitimated the process of destruction that annihilated millions.

During the Holocaust women. Many books have chronicled the courage and suffering of the Holocaust victims, from fictional stories to first-person accounts by survivors to diaries written at the time. The books on our list are some of the best for kids and teens about this period.

Night by Elie Wiesel. Of course this one is on my list. Aside from Maus, this is one of the greatest books about the Holocaust you will find. Night delivers an autobiographical account of Elie Wiesel’s survival in one of the deadliest camps of the Holocaust: Auschwitz. This book was tough to read because Wiesel details just what life was like under Nazi rule in a Author: Romeo Rosales.

“After a pre-eminent Holocaust scholar questioned whether sexual violence had really occurred during WWII, scholars Sonja Hedgepeth and Rochelle Saidel got working on the recently published Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women During The Holocaust, the first book on the topic in English, which comprises 16 essays examining the rape, forced Brand: eis University Press.

The desire to know why so large a number of people contributed to the evil of the Holocaust has led to discussion of the acts of different groups within the German population. However, with regard to the perpetrators and bystanders there has been little or no discussion of the moral responsibility of women.

Jewish women in Nazi Germany: daily life, daily struggles, / Marion A. Kaplan Women and the Holocaust: the case of German and German-Jewish women / Sybil Milton Women in the resistance and in the Holocaust / Vera Laska Into that darkness / Gitta Sereny Consequences: women, Nazis, and moral choice / Claudia Koonz.

Despite some pioneering work by scholars, historians still find it hard to listen to the voices of women in the Holocaust. Learning more about both the women who survived and who did not survive the Nazi genocide—through the testimony of the women themselves—not only increases our understanding of this terrible period in history, but necessarily makes us rethink our Author: Zoë Waxman.

After viewing the Holocaust photos above, read up on Stanislawa Leszczyńskac, the woman who delivered 3, babies inside Auschwitzbb, and Ilse Koch, "The Bitch of Buchenwald." Then, take a look at the forgotten holocaust with these Armenian Genocide photos and see some of the most stirring World War 2 : John Kuroski.

The best books on The Holocaust recommended by Steven Katz. In the years immediately after World War II, the Holocaust was little studied. That all changed with the publication of Raul Hilberg's book, The Destruction of the European Katz, professor of Jewish Holocaust Studies at Boston University and former Director of the Elie Wiesel Center for.

German Women and the Holocaust “Women were not strangers. Nor were they destroyers or warmongers, were they? Women were nurturers and peacemakers, were they not? [There is an] assumption that most women were just better than most men.” [Owingsxii] Introduction The Holocaust is undoubtedly one of the most horrific events, if not File Size: KB."Night," by Elie Wiesel, is a work of Holocaust literature with a decidedly autobiographical slant.

Wiesel based the book—at least in part—on his own experiences during World War II. Though just a brief pages, the book has received considerable acclaim, and Author: Esther Lombardi.Women and the Holocaust brings together essays by leading scholars in the field of Shoah Studies that derive from disciplines such as literary criticism, religious studies, history, sociology, and Read more.