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Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust
Sonja M. Hedgepeth, ed.; Rochelle G. Saidel, ed.

HBI Series on Jewish Women

2010 • 314 pp. 6 x 9"
Women's Studies / Jewish Studies / Holocaust Studies

$40.00 Paperback, 978-1-58465-905-1
$85.00 Hardcover, 978-1-58465-903-7

$34.99 Ebook, 978-1-58465-904-4

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The first book in English to specifically address the sexual violation of Jewish women during the Holocaust

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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Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award

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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