Women in the Holocaust

Women in the Holocaust

by Dalia Ofer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300080808

ISBN-13: 9780300080803

Pub. Date: 08/11/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

As Jews throughout Europe faced Nazi persecution, Jewish women-wives, daughters, mothers-encountered special problems and had particular vulnerabilities. This is the first book of original scholarship devoted to women in the Holocaust. Testimonies of Holocaust survivors and chapters by eminent historians, sociologists, and literary experts shed light on women's lives

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As Jews throughout Europe faced Nazi persecution, Jewish women-wives, daughters, mothers-encountered special problems and had particular vulnerabilities. This is the first book of original scholarship devoted to women in the Holocaust. Testimonies of Holocaust survivors and chapters by eminent historians, sociologists, and literary experts shed light on women's lives in the ghettos, the Jewish resistance movement, and the concentration camps. 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.

"A pioneering book."-Saul Friedländer, UCLA and Tel Aviv University

"The cutting edge of Holocaust Studies."-Wall Street Journal

"A major contribution to our understanding."-Times (London)

"An excellent book that shows how the study of gender can deepen our understanding of the Holocaust."-Michael Berenbaum, President, Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation

"The astonishing strengths and resilience of women in these studies seem to rise out."-Forward

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300080803
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/11/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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