Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women During the Holocaust

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Editors: Sonja M. Hedgepeth and Rochelle G. Saidel

Series: HBI Series on Jewish Women

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.

Subject: Women's Studies

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