The Gendered Vulnerability of German Women During the Holocaust: A Case Study of Auschwitz and Ravensbrück Concentration Camps

dc.contributor.authorSchwarz, Angelina
dc.date.accessioned2023-03-16T13:38:23Z
dc.date.available2023-03-16T13:38:23Z
dc.date.copyright2023en_US
dc.date.issued2023-03-16
dc.description.abstractThrough an analysis of the experiences of women at the Auschwitz and Ravensbrück concentration camps, their gendered vulnerabilities during the Holocaust are made clear. Both male and female victims of the Holocaust faced torture, abuse, starvation, forced labour, humiliation, and death. However, women’s experiences were also characterised by pregnancy, childbirth, and menstruation. Additionally, they experienced religious humiliation and sexual violence to a different extent than men through head-shaving and public nudity. Moreover, the Holocaust had a significant effect on traditional gender roles and conceptions of gender identity and the self. Overall, women experienced the Holocaust in a gendered way. By focusing on the encounters of female Holocaust victims, individual experiences can be heard and generalisations can be avoided.en_US
dc.description.reviewstatusRevieweden_US
dc.description.scholarlevelUndergraduateen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipJamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Awards (JCURA)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/14824
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectRavensbrücken_US
dc.subjectAuschwitzen_US
dc.subjectGerman womenen_US
dc.subjectgendered vulnerabilityen_US
dc.subjectHolocausten_US
dc.titleThe Gendered Vulnerability of German Women During the Holocaust: A Case Study of Auschwitz and Ravensbrück Concentration Campsen_US
dc.typePosteren_US

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