Authors Out Loud: Rochelle Saidel Washington DCJCC
Panel Discussion Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the
Holocaust Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 pm $11/$9 member discount Using testimonies, Nazi documents, memoirs, and literary and film interpretations, this volume broadens and deepens our comprehension of rape and other forms of sexual violence
during the Holocaust, challenging claims that Jewish women were not sexually violated and revealing the sexual violence committed in ghettos and in hiding.
Dr. Myrna Goldenberg and two contributors, Professor Eva Fogelman and University Distinguished Professor Emerita S. Lillian Kremer, will discuss their ground-breaking anthology, whose topics include 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
"Perhaps we would have been better able to prevent the rapes in the former Yugoslavia and the Congo if we had not had to wait more than sixty years to hear the truths that are anthologized in Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust." -Gloria Steinem
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