Women and the Holocaust: Narrative and Representation

Women and the Holocaust: Narrative and Representation

by Esther Fuchs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761813438

ISBN-13: 9780761813439

Pub. Date: 03/25/1999

Publisher: UPA

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 film studies while focusing on the unique experiences of women in the Holocaust. These scholars analyze how these experiences are represented in cultural media, how these…  See more details below

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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 film studies while focusing on the unique experiences of women in the Holocaust. These scholars analyze how these experiences are represented in cultural media, how these experiences are remembered, and how they differ from men's experiences. This collection seeks to redress the marginalization of women in the recounting of the devastation of European Jewry. It addresses the situation of women suffering for their Jewishness, and the memorialization of this suffering in which they found expression. The contributors search for the unique aspects of this expression by analyzing women's portrayals and texts, and by evaluating the unique voice of women as witnesses to the Holocaust.

Author Biography: Esther Fuchs is Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761813439
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
03/25/1999
Series:
Studies in the Shoah Series
Edition description:
Volume XXII
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

chapter 1 Introduction chapter 2 The Problem of Edith Stein: Jewess and Catholic Saint chapter 3 Lesbians and the Holocaust chapter 4 Reproduction and Resistance During the Holocaust chapter 5 In A World Shorn of Color: Toward a Feminist Theology of Holocaust Testimonies chapter 6 Re-occupying the Territories of Silence: Israeli Daughters of Shoah Survivors Between Language and Silence chapter 7 Women as Agents of Suffering and Redemption in the Poetry of Nelly Sachs chapter 8 Women as Resistance Fighters in Recent Popular Films: The Case of Hanna Senesh and Helen Moszkiewiez chapter 9 The Construction of Heroines in Holocaust Films: The Jewess as Beautiful Soul chapter 10 Selection from Margaret Engel (Kohn) Keat's Memoir: 1939-1941 chapter 11 Life in Hiding: Razek's Barn: An Excerpt from Silent Screams chapter 12 Recent Books on Female Jewish Writers and Artists of the Holocaust chapter 13 Index

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