Holocaust Pornography: Profaning the Sacred in Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS

@article{Rapaport2003HolocaustPP,
  title={Holocaust Pornography: Profaning the Sacred in Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS},
  author={Lynn Rapaport},
  journal={Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={53 - 79}
}
  • L. Rapaport
  • Published 6 October 2003
  • Sociology, Art
  • Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies
Sado-masochistic iconography has long exploited Nazi imagery by linking sex with power and violence. By using the 1974 sexploitation film Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS as a case study, I explore what happens to Holocaust memory when the Holocaust is eroticized. Based on a close textual analysis of the film, in-depth interviews with the film's director and stars, and a content analysis of a representative sample of 508 web sites related to the film, I analyze the production and reception of the film… 

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