Women in the Holocaust (HGS 503/703)

This course will seek to offer students the opportunity to explore the role of gender in Holocaust Studies. Specifically, we will focus on two distinct but related questions. First, is it possible to study a uniquely female experience during the Holocaust? Second, if so, how does that knowledge advance our understanding of the larger event? We will look at different environments such as camps, ghettos, hiding, passing, and the partisans, as well as different sources including legal, memoiristic, and documentary, to help us approach these questions.

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