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Different voices : women and the Holocaust, edited and with introductions by Carol Rittner and John K. Roth

Label
Different voices : women and the Holocaust
Title
Different voices
Title remainder
women and the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
edited and with introductions by Carol Rittner and John K. Roth
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 into German 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 Reflection," women artists and intellectuals contemplate the Holocaust. The poems of Irena Klepfisz decry the violent sexual persecutions of women, and a play by Ida Fink dramatizes the painful process of remembering. Mary Jo Leddy explores the ethics of power and powerlessness. Joan Ringelheim explains her pioneering recovery of women's stories of abuse, as well as her provocative statistics suggesting that more Jewish women than Jewish men actually perished in the Holocaust. Lyrical, vivid, and affecting, Different Voices is a powerful commemoration of the sufferings and of the courage of Jewish women during the darkest years of the twentieth century. Its stories, reflections, and scholarly interpretations recover a realm of memory that, until now, has been fragmentary, all but lost. It is a compelling - and essential - contribution to our knowledge of the Holocaust
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.3
LC item number
.D53 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rittner, Carol
  • Roth, John K
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish women in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocauste, 1939-1945
  • Juives
  • Guerre mondiale, 1939-1945
  • Holocauste, 1939-1945
  • Jewish women in the Holocaust
  • Joden
  • Vrouwen
  • Holocaust
  • Frau
  • Judenvernichtung
Label
Different voices : women and the Holocaust, edited and with introductions by Carol Rittner and John K. Roth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Voices of experience : A scrap of time / Ida Fink -- A letter from Westerbork / Etty Hillesum -- Arrivals, departures / Charlotte Delbo -- Fragments of Isabella / Isabella Leitner -- The arrival / Olga Lengyel -- Coming of age / Livia E. Bitton Jackson -- Twenty months at Auschwitz / Pelagia Lewinska -- Lulu / Charlotte Delbo -- A doctor in Auschwitz / Gisella Perl -- Scientific experiments / Olga Lengyel -- Resistance / Anna Heilman, Rose Meth -- The camp blanket / Sara Nomberg-Przytyk
  • Voices of interpretation : Racism and sexism in Nazi Germany: motherhood, compulsory sterilizaiton, and the state / Gisela Bock -- Jewish women in Nazi Germany: daily life, daily struggles, 1933-1939 / Marion A. Kaplan -- Women and the holocaust: the case of German and German-Jewish women / Sybil Milton -- Women in the resistance and in the holocaust / Vera Laska -- Into that darkness / Gitta Sereny -- Consequences: women, Nazis, and moral choice / Glaudia Koonz -- The courage to care / Magda Trocme
  • Voices of reflection : A few words in the mother tongue / Irena Klepfisz -- Days and memory / Charlotte Delbo -- The table / Ida Fink -- Facing the void / Deborah E. Lipstadt -- A different power / Mary Jo Leddy -- Fragments of a borken past / Rachel Altman -- Women and the holocaust: a reconsideration of research / Joan Ringelheim
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 435 pages
Isbn
9781557785039
Lccn
92028233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26352292
  • (OCoLC)ocm26352292
Label
Different voices : women and the Holocaust, edited and with introductions by Carol Rittner and John K. Roth
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Voices of experience : A scrap of time / Ida Fink -- A letter from Westerbork / Etty Hillesum -- Arrivals, departures / Charlotte Delbo -- Fragments of Isabella / Isabella Leitner -- The arrival / Olga Lengyel -- Coming of age / Livia E. Bitton Jackson -- Twenty months at Auschwitz / Pelagia Lewinska -- Lulu / Charlotte Delbo -- A doctor in Auschwitz / Gisella Perl -- Scientific experiments / Olga Lengyel -- Resistance / Anna Heilman, Rose Meth -- The camp blanket / Sara Nomberg-Przytyk
  • Voices of interpretation : Racism and sexism in Nazi Germany: motherhood, compulsory sterilizaiton, and the state / Gisela Bock -- Jewish women in Nazi Germany: daily life, daily struggles, 1933-1939 / Marion A. Kaplan -- Women and the holocaust: the case of German and German-Jewish women / Sybil Milton -- Women in the resistance and in the holocaust / Vera Laska -- Into that darkness / Gitta Sereny -- Consequences: women, Nazis, and moral choice / Glaudia Koonz -- The courage to care / Magda Trocme
  • Voices of reflection : A few words in the mother tongue / Irena Klepfisz -- Days and memory / Charlotte Delbo -- The table / Ida Fink -- Facing the void / Deborah E. Lipstadt -- A different power / Mary Jo Leddy -- Fragments of a borken past / Rachel Altman -- Women and the holocaust: a reconsideration of research / Joan Ringelheim
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 435 pages
Isbn
9781557785039
Lccn
92028233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26352292
  • (OCoLC)ocm26352292

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