by Rachel Josefowitz Siegel

The Unique Experiences of Women In The Holocaust

Nazi attempts to annihilate all Jews involved specific measures against men and against women, and triggered different gender responses. The authors and editors of these two volumes acknowledge that many survivors and Holocaust scholars have serious objections to including gender factors in their research, for fear of trivializing the enormity of the Holocaust. These authors disagree; for them, the focus on gender differences adds specificity and depth to our understanding of what happened to ordinary people during the Holocaust.

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