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GWS 236: Gender, Sexuality, and the Holocaust: Books & Articles

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Women and the Holocaust - Brief Bibliography

Baer, Elizabeth Roberts, and Myrna Goldenberg, eds. Experience and Expression: Women, the Nazis, and the Holocaust. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2003. D804.47 .E86 2003

Baumel-Schwartz, Judith Tydor. Double Jeopardy : Gender and the Holocaust. Parkes-Wiener Series on Jewish Studies. Vallentine Mitchell, 1998. D804.47 .B38 1998

Bendremer, Jutta T. Women Surviving the Holocaust : In Spite of the Horror. Symposium Serie ; E. Mellen Press, 1997. D804.47 .B46 1997

Brenner, Rachel Feldhay. Writing as Resistance : Four Women Confronting the Holocaust : Edith Stein, Simone Weil, Anne Frank, Etty Hillesum. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997. D804.19 .B74 1997

Fuchs, Esther, ed. Women and the Holocaust: Narrative and Representation. Studies in the Shoah v. 22. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1999. D804.47 .W65 1999

Goldenberg, Myrna, and Amy H Shapiro. Different Horrors, Same Hell Gender and the Holocaust. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013. D804.47 .D54 2013

Gurewitsch, Brana, ed. Mothers, Sisters, Resisters: Oral Histories of Women Who Survived the Holocaust. Judaic Studies Series. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1998. D804.47 .M67 1998

Hedgepeth, Sonja M., and Rochelle G. Saidel, eds. Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust. Waltham, Mass: Brandeis University Press, 2010. D804.47 .S49 2010

Jacobs, Janet Liebman. Memorializing the Holocaust : Gender, Genocide, and Collective Memory. I.B. Tauris, 2010. D804.17 .J33 2010

Kremer, S. Lillian. Women’s Holocaust Writing : Memory and Imagination. University of Nebraska Press, 1999. PN56.H55 K74 1999

Ofer, Dalia, and Lenore J. Weitzman, eds. Women in the Holocaust. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1998. D804.47 .W66 1998

Rittner, Carol, and John K. Roth, eds. Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust. New York: Paragon House, 1993. D804.3 .D53 1993

Ritvo, Roger A., and Diane M. Plotkin, eds. Sisters in Sorrow: Voices of Care in the Holocaust. 1st ed. College Station, TX: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 1998.

Rosen, Ilana. Sister in Sorrow : Life Histories of Female Holocaust Survivors from Hungary. English-language ed. Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology. Wayne State University Press, 2008. DS135.H93 A16713 2008

Saidel, Rochelle G. The Jewish Women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp. University of Wisconsin Press, 2004. D804.47 .S35 2004

Schwertfeger, Ruth. Women of Theresienstadt : Voices from a Concentration Camp. Berg, 1989. D805.C9 W66 1989

Tec, Nechama. Resilience and Courage : Women, Men, and the Holocaust. Yale University Press, 2003. D804.47 .T43 2003

Note: This bibliography was compiled in the late 2000s; it has not been updated since then, but it offers a number of excellent sources.

Browsing for Books

Books are shelved in general subject categories using the Library of Congress classification system. You may want to supplement your use of the catalog with browsing the shelves. Some call number ranges relevant to the Holocaust and genocide:

  • D731-838 - History. World War II (1939-1945)
  • D804.A-Z - History. World War II (1939-1945). Atrocities. Holocaust
  • HV6322.7 - Crimonology. Crimes and offenses. Genocide
  • PN56.H55 - Literature. Theory. Special Topics. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

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