Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust

Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust

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Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust by Sonja M. Hedgepeth

Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award

Using testimonies, Nazi documents, memoirs, and artistic representations, this volume broadens and deepens comprehension of Jewish women’s experiences of rape and other forms of sexual violence during the Holocaust. The book goes beyond previous studies, and challenges claims that Jewish women were not sexually violated during the Holocaust.

This anthology by an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars addresses topics such as rape, forced prostitution, assaults on childbearing, artistic representations of sexual violence, and psychological insights into survivor trauma. These subjects have been relegated to the edges or completely left out of Holocaust history, and this book aims to shift perceptions and promote new discourse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584659051
Publisher: Brandeis University Press
Publication date: 12/14/2010
Series: HBI Series on Jewish Women
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

SONJA M. HEDGEPETH is professor of German at Middle Tennessee State University. ROCHELLE G. SAIDEL is the author of The Jewish Women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp. She is the founder and executive director of Remember the Women Institute.

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Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I learned so much about sexual violence in the holocaust in this book. I couldnt put it down. If you are wondering if this book is worth a read i would say yes 100%.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is a hesitancy to consider the impact of sexual violence against women during the Holocaust. However; it did occur and much can be learned from considering that violence's impact on the overall Holocaust experience. This book is best read in small bits since there are some really heartbreaking accounts in it.