Hitler's Furies

German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields

Author: Wendy Lower

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547863381

Category: History

Page: 270

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A history of German women in the Holocaust reveals their roles as plunderers, witnesses, and actual executioners on the Eastern front, describing how nurses, teachers, secretaries, and wives responded to what they believed to be Nazi opportunities only to perform brutal duties.

Women and Genocide

Survivors, Victims, Perpetrators

Author: Elissa Bemporad,Joyce W. Warren

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253033837

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 8785


Front Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Memory, Body, and Power: Women and the Study of Genocide -- 1. The Gendered Logics of Indigenous Genocide -- 2. Women and the Herero Genocide -- 3. Arshaluys Mardigian/Aurora Mardiganian: Absorption, Stardom, Exploitation, and Empowerment -- 4. "Hyphenated" Identities during the Holodomor: Women and Cannibalism -- 5. Gender: A Crucial Tool in Holocaust Research -- 6. German Women and the Holocaust in the Nazi East -- 7. No Shelter to Cry In: Romani Girls and Responsibility during the Holocaust -- 8. Birangona: Rape Survivors Bearing Witness in War and Peace in Bangladesh -- 9. Very Superstitious: Gendered Punishment in Democratic Kampuchea, 1975-1979 -- 10. Sexual Violence as a Weapon during the Guatemalan Genocide -- 11. Gender and the Military in Post-Genocide Rwanda -- 12. Narratives of Survivors of Srebrenica: How Do They Reconnect to the World? -- 13. The Plight and Fate of Females During and Following the Darfur Genocide -- 14. Grassroots Women's Participation in Addressing Conflict and Genocide: Case Studies from the Middle East North Africa Region and Latin America -- Selected Bibliography: Further Readings -- Index -- Back Cover

The Failures of Ethics

Confronting the Holocaust, Genocide, and Other Mass Atrocities

Author: John K. Roth

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191038482

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

View: 3781


Defined by deliberation about the difference between right and wrong, encouragement not to be indifferent toward that difference, resistance against what is wrong, and action in support of what is right, ethics is civilization's keystone. The Failures of Ethics concentrates on the multiple shortfalls and shortcomings of thought, decision, and action that tempt and incite us human beings to inflict incalculable harm. Absent the overriding of moral sensibilities, if not the collapse or collaboration of ethical traditions, the Holocaust, genocide, and other mass atrocities could not have happened. Although these catastrophes do not pronounce the death of ethics, they show that ethics is vulnerable, subject to misuse and perversion, and that no simple reaffirmation of ethics, as if nothing disastrous had happened, will do. Moral and religious authority has been fragmented and weakened by the accumulated ruins of history and the depersonalized advances of civilization that have taken us from a bloody twentieth century into an immensely problematic twenty-first. What nevertheless remain essential are spirited commitment and political will that embody the courage not to let go of the ethical but to persist for it in spite of humankind's self-inflicted destructiveness. Salvaging the fragmented condition of ethics, this book shows how respect and honor for those who save lives and resist atrocity, deepened attention to the dead and to death itself, and appeals for human rights and renewed spiritual sensitivity confirm that ethics contains and remains an irreplaceable safeguard against its own failures.

The Holocaust as Colonial Genocide

Hitler's 'Indian Wars' in the 'Wild East'

Author: C. Kakel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137391693

Category: History

Page: 99

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Based on an exploration of both pre-Nazi and Nazi theory and practice, Pete Kakel challenges the dominant narrative of the murder of European Jewry, illuminating the Holocaust's decidedly imperial-colonial origins, context, and content in a book of interest to students, teachers, and lay readers, as well as specialist and non-specialist scholars.

The Diary of Samuel Golfard and the Holocaust in Galicia

Author: Wendy Lower

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759120803

Category: History

Page: 198

View: 499


The Diary of Samuel Golfard and the Holocaust in Galicia examines the contents and context of a rare diary written by a Jewish man from Nazi-occupied Poland. Serving as both a record and an artifact of Samuel Golfard’s life, the diary details his attempt to make sense of and resist the event that ultimately destroyed him. Wendy Lower integrates photographs, newspaper articles, documents, and testimonies to create a more complete picture of Golfard’s experiences and writings. She also traces the diary’s own journey after Golfard’s death, from 1943 Poland to the present day.

Surviving the Forgotten Genocide

An Armenian Memoir

Author: John Minassian

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538133705

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 9593


This rare testimony of a survivor of the Armenian genocide tells the dramatic story of John Minassian, a young man who witnessed the loss of his family and friends but managed to escape with his life by concealing his identity and connecting with an underground network of survivors, ultimately building a new life in the United States.

Performing arts

motion pictures

Author: Iris Newsom,Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 269

View: 6282