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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15Focusing on Jewish Religious Life, 1500-1900$
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Antony Polonsky and Antony Polonsky

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774716

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774716.001.0001

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Dalia Ofer and Lenore J. Weitzman (eds.) Women in the Holocaust

Dalia Ofer and Lenore J. Weitzman (eds.) Women in the Holocaust

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Dalia Ofer and Lenore J. Weitzman (eds.) Women in the Holocaust
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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 15
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Sabine von Mering

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774716.003.0042

This chapter discusses Women in the Holocaust. This book shows how men and women experienced the Holocaust differently owing to culturally defined gender roles, gender-related expectations, and differences in the way the Nazis treated them. The twenty-one original articles in this book present a wide spectrum of historical detail, personal narrative, short fiction, description of experiences, statistical evidence, and theoretical conclusions. They highlight women’s suffering and ingenuity, their mistakes, and their unfailing resilience in nurturing relationships, supporting others, and sacrificing everything for their children. They also tell the story of women’s professional versatility, courage, and even creativity in the face of a monstrous machinery of death.

Keywords:   Women in the Holocaust, Holocaust, book review, gender roles, gender-related experiences, suffering, ingenuity, professional versatility, courage, creativity

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