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Different voices : women and the Holocaust

Author: Carol Rittner; John K Roth; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: New York : Paragon House, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Literature
Literary collections
Personal narratives
Récits personnels
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Different voices.
New York : Paragon House, 1993
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Rittner; John K Roth; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 1557785031 9781557785039 155778504X 9781557785046
OCLC Number: 26352292
Description: xiv, 435 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue : women and the Holocaust --
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 and Rose Meth --
The camp blanket / Sara Nomberg-Przytyk. Voices of interpretation. Racism and sexism in Nazi Germany : motherhood, compulsory sterilization, 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 / Claudia Koonz --
The courage to care / Magda Trocmé. 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 broken past / Rachel Altman --
Women and the Holocaust : a reconsideration of research / Joan Ringelheim --
Epilogue : different voices.
Responsibility: edited and with introductions by Carol Rittner and John K. Roth.


Neither before, during, nor after the Holocaust have women been silent about the experiences that left them forever marked by the "Final Solution". Here are 28 selections, some long out of print and  Read more...


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"This moving and informative anthology helps us grasp for the first time what Jewish women endured, both as Jews and as women."--Elie Wiesel

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