The Case of a German-Jewish Lesbian Woman: Martha Mosse and the Danger of Standing Out

@article{Vendrell2018TheCO,
  title={The Case of a German-Jewish Lesbian Woman: Martha Mosse and the Danger of Standing Out},
  author={Javier Samper Vendrell},
  journal={German Studies Review},
  year={2018},
  volume={41},
  pages={335 - 353}
}
ABSTRACT:This article examines Martha Mosse's work for the Reich Association of Jews in Germany and the reasons why Alice Hirschberg accused her of crimes against humanity after World War II. An awareness of intersectionality in Mosse's and Hirschberg's biographies allows us to interpret their choices within the limitations of existing power structures. Mosse stood out and became an easy scapegoat for Hirschberg due to her intersecting identities as a German-Jewish lesbian woman. Mosse's story… Expand