Women and the Holocaust: A Reconsideration of Research

  title={Women and the Holocaust: A Reconsideration of Research},
  author={Joan Ringelheim},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={741 - 761}
  • Joan Ringelheim
  • Published 1 July 1985
  • Art
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
Even a cursory look at studies about the Holocaust would indicate that the experiences and perceptions of Jewish women have been obscured or absorbed into descriptions of men's lives. The similarity among Jewish victims of the Nazi policy of destruction has been considered more important than any differentiation, including or especially that of gender. It is not surprising, then, that until quite recently there has been no feminist perspective in Holocaust scholarship.' 
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