Between Sorrow and Strength: Women Refugees of the Nazi Period

Between Sorrow and Strength: Women Refugees of the Nazi Period

by Sibylle Quack
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521470811

ISBN-13: 9780521470810

Pub. Date: 07/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Between Sorrow and Strength is a collection of essays that focuses on women refugees of the Nazi period who fled to different countries all over the world. Written by historians and contemporary eyewitnesses, the essays and reports in this volume illuminate, for the first time, refugee women>'s side of the story--their important role in the survival of their families

Overview

Between Sorrow and Strength is a collection of essays that focuses on women refugees of the Nazi period who fled to different countries all over the world. Written by historians and contemporary eyewitnesses, the essays and reports in this volume illuminate, for the first time, refugee women>'s side of the story--their important role in the survival of their families, their everyday life, and their adaptive skills in the various places of exile and emigration. Scholarly insights and eyewitness perspectives are united in a fruitful and unique way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521470810
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1995
Series:
Publications of the German Historical Institute Series
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: Jewish women in Nazi Germany before the emigration Marion Kaplan; Part I. A Global Search for Refuge: 1. Jewish women exiled in France after 1933 Rita Thalman; 2. Arrival at Camp de Gurs: an eyewitness report Elizabeth Marum Lunau; 3. Women émigrés in England Marion Berghahn; 4. England: an eyewitness report Susanne Miller; 5. Women émigrés in Palestine: an eyewitness report Rachel Cohn; 6. Naturally, many things were strange, but I could adapt: women émigrés in the Netherlands Ursula Langkau-Alex; 7. Refugee women from Czechoslovakia in Canada: an eyewitness report Wilma Iggers; 8. Women in the Shanghai Jewish refugee community David Kranzler; 9. Shanghai: an eyewitness report Illo Heppner; 10. German-Jewish women in Brazil: autobiography as cultural history Katherine Morris; 11. A year in the Brazilian interior: an eyewitness report Eleanor Alexander; Part II. Refuge in the United States: Community and Institutions: 12. Women's role in the German Jewish immigrant community Steven Lowenstein; 13. Listen sensitively and act spontaneously - but skillfully: selfhelp: an eyewitness report Gabriele Schiff; 14. The National Council of Jewish Women and German-Jewish immigration Linda G. Kuzmack; 15. The Genossinnen and the Khaverim: Socialist women from the German-speaking lands and the American Jewish labor movement, 1939–45 Jack Jacobs; Part III. Occupations of Women Emigrés: 16. New women in exile: German women doctors and the emigration Atina Grossmann; 17. Women émigré psychologists and psychoanalysis in the United States Mitchell G. Ash; 18. Destination social work – émigrés in a women's profession Joachim Wieler; 19. Chicken farming: not a dream but a nightmare: an eyewitness report Eva Neisser; 20. The occupation of women émigrés: women lawyers in the United States Frank Mecklenburg; 21. Fashioning Fortuna's whim: German-speaking women emigrant historians in the United States Catherine Epstein; 22. Exile or emigration: social democratic women members of the Reichstag in the United States Christl Wickert; 23. Women's voices in American exile Guy Stern and Brigitte V. Sumann; Epilogue: the first sex Peter Gay.

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