New PDF release: Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust

By Sonja M. Hedgepeth, Rochelle G. Saidel

ISBN-10: 1584659033

ISBN-13: 9781584659037

Finalist for the nationwide Jewish ebook Award

Using stories, Nazi records, memoirs, and creative representations, this quantity broadens and deepens comprehension of Jewish women’s reports of rape and different kinds of sexual violence in the course of the Holocaust. The ebook is going past prior reports, and demanding situations claims that Jewish girls weren't sexually violated through the Holocaust.

This anthology through an interdisciplinary and foreign team of students addresses themes resembling rape, pressured prostitution, attacks on childbearing, creative representations of sexual violence, and mental insights into survivor trauma. those matters were relegated to the perimeters or thoroughly omitted of Holocaust background, and this publication goals to shift perceptions and advertise new discourse.

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Anonymous, A Woman in Berlin (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2005). 26. Naama Yukovski, in Dafei Idut [Pages of testimony], vol. 2, ed. and interviewer , Zvika Dror (Tel Aviv: Lohamei Hagettaot and Hakibutz Hameuchad,1984), 1296. 27. Ringelblum, Yoman ve-Reshimot Mitkufat ha-Milhama, 141. 28. , 215. 29. Rochelle G. Saidel, The Jewish Women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004), 214. For more details about brothels, see chapter 3 by Sommer in this volume.

The Germans entered Lvov on June 30, 1941. From the time of their entry until July 3, they perpetrated extreme forms of violence against the Jewish population, assisted by groups of Nationalistic Ukrainians. Quoted in Blatman, Ghetto Varshaw, 378. 19. Mussia Dajches, “Avdut Betzel ha-Aima” [Slavery in the shadow of fear], in Lachmat Nashim: Sipur shel Mahane K’fia Nazi [Women’s war: The story of a Nazi forced labor camp], ed. Nathan Livneh (Israel: Igud Yotzeh Vilna Vehasviva b’Yisrael, Organization of Former Residents of Vilna and Vicinity in Israel, 1979), 9.

He and his assist ants researched and reported on actual events and informed the Jews in the ghetto about the significance of the threat they were facing. 14. Ringelheim, “The Split between Gender and the Holocaust,” 349. 15. Emmanuel Ringelblum, Yoman ve-Reshimot Mitkufat ha-Milhama [Diary and notes from the W arsaw ghetto: September 1939–December 1942] ( Jerusalem: Yad Vashem and Lohamei Hagett aot, the Ghetto Fighters’ House, 1992), 84. In English, see Emmanuel Ringelblum, Notes from the Warsaw Ghetto (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1958).

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