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Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust
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Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust (Paperback)

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Until now there has never been a systematic assessment of the "double jeopardy" of Jewish women in the Holocaust, because most of the chroniclers of this cruelest tragedy of modern history have been men. Yet for women, as scholar Myrna Goldenberg observes, "The hell was the same, but the horrors were different." Different Voices is the most thoroughgoing examination of women's experiences of the Holocaust ever compiled. It gathers together - for the first time in a single volume - the latest insights of scholars, the powerful testimonies of survivors, and the eloquent reflections of writers, theologians, and philosophers. Twenty-eight women in all speak of Hitler's "Final Solution, " from the rising storm in prewar Germany to the terrors and privations of the camps, and of the everyday heroism that kept hope alive. Part One, "Voices of Experience, " recounts the painful and poignant stories of survivors. We hear Olga Lengyel's anguish at discovering that she had unwittingly sent her mother and son to the gas chamber; on recalling the brutality of Irma Griese, a stunningly beautiful SS officer; on witnessing the unspeakable "medical experiments" the Nazis conducted on women. We share Livia F. Britton's memory of hunger and terrible vulnerability as a naked thirteen-year-old at Auschwitz. We learn of the horrific price that Dr. Gisela Perl was forced to pay to save women's lives. Part Two, "Voices of Interpretation, " offers the new insights of women scholars of the Holocaust, including evidence that the Nazis specifically preyed on women as the propagators of the Jewish race. Marion A. Kaplan describes the lives of a generation of Jewish women who thought that they were assimilated intoGerman society. Gisela Bok examines the Nazi's eugenics theories and sterilization programs, and Gitta Sereny questions Theresa Stangl, wife of the Kommandant of Sobibor and Treblinka, about her perceptions of the atrocities and of her moral responsibility. In Part Three, "Voices of

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsGenocide & ethnic cleansingThe HolocaustHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistorySecond World WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Paragon House Publishers Publication Date: 31/12/1993 ISBN-13: 9781557785046  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr. Carol Rittner RSM, a Roman Catholic nun, is Distinguished Professor of Holocaust & Genocide Studies at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Associate editor of the bi-monthly publication The Genocide Forum (USA) and editor of the e-journal, Mercywords (www.mercywords.org), she has published a number of books, includingThe Courage to Care: Non-Jews Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust, Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust, The Holocaust and the Christian World, Pius XII and the Holocaust, andWill Genocide Ever End? Her film, The Courage to Care, was nominated for a 1986 Academy Award in the Short Documentary category. John K. Roth is the Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights (now the Center for Human Rights Leadership) at Claremont McKenna College, where he taught from 1966 through 2006. In addition to service on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and on the editorial board for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, he has published hundreds of articles and reviews and authored, co-authored, or edited more than forty books, including Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and Its Legacy; Ethics During and After the Holocaust: In the Shadow of Birkenau; and The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies.

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