Friday, March 04, 2011
Gloria Steinham to Moderate Sexual Violence During the Holocaust Panel at BK Museum
For centuries, brutality against females in war and genocide has been considered an almost inevitable by-product of conflict. The Holocaust was no exception. Sexual abuse of Jewish women was not part of German genocidal policy, but nevertheless occurred. A new book, Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women during the Holocaust, documents the sexual violence against Jewish and other women that has been relegated to the fringes of Holocaust history or even denied.
Now rape is an instrument of mass atrocities worldwide, from Bosnia to Rwanda, the Congo, and Sudan. On the occasion of the release of this revelatory book, this panel will speak about the connections and differences, asking: Can this new understanding of sexual violence during the Holocaust decrease and prevent sexual violence during other genocides?
Presented by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Sunday, March 20, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Brooklyn Museum
Gloria Steinem, Moderator - Feminist activist and co-founder of the Women's Media Center
Sonja M. Hedgepeth, co-editor - Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature, Middle Tennessee State University
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