Different Horrors, Same Hell: Gender and the Holocaust

TitleDifferent Horrors, Same Hell: Gender and the Holocaust
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGoldenberg, Myrna, and Amy H. Shapiro
Number of Pages298
PublisherUniversity of Washington Press
CitySeattle
Abstract

Different Horrors, Same Hell brings together a variety of essays demonstrating the breadth of contributions that feminist theory and gender analysis make to the study of the Holocaust. The collection provides new perspectives on central works of Holocaust scholarship and representation, from the books of Hannah Arendt and Ruth Klüger to films such as Claude Lanzmann's Shoah and Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List. Interviews with survivors and their descendants draw new attention to the significance of women's roles and family structures during and in the aftermath of the Holocaust, and interviews and archival research reveal the undercurrents of sexual violence within the Final Solution. As Doris Bergen shows in the book's first chapter, the focus on women's and gender issues in this collection "complicates familiar and outworn categories, and humanizes the past in powerful ways."

URLhttps://muse.jhu.edu/book/22002
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