Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women During the Holocaust

TitleSexual Violence Against Jewish Women During the Holocaust
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsHedgepeth, Sonja M., and Rochelle G. Saidel
Number of Pages320
PublisherBrandeis University Press
CityWaltham, MA

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.

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