Please note, this is a text only version. To read the article with archival photographs many of which contain graphic contentclick here. Seventy years on from the end of the Second World War the full, shocking scale of the Nazi-inspired Holocaust in Ukraine is finally being revealed — thanks to pioneering work by a French Catholic priest to research the truth of the industrial-scale killing.
I nformation on sexual violence during the Holocaust is not well known, as much of the discoveries were made fairly recently. In fact, it is still a controversial topic; some believe that the topic distracts people from the significance of the Holocaust. Others think that there must be reasons why the survivors did not speak out and insist that the topic not be pushed.
April [Photo Credit: U. National Archives, William Blye Collection]. Nazi stormtroopers bar the Berlin entrance to a Jewish shop.
Religion brainwashed me into doing irrational and emotionally self-damaging things that I would have easily recognized as primitive and harmful were it not for my indoctrination. Of all the practices I look back on with horror, this was the worst. By removing the veil of secrecy that keeps these practices from public knowledge, my hope is that women suffering within these communities will feel empowered to leave. There are three key tenets of Orthodox Judaism, each associated with an array of laws that must be strictly adhered to.
Search below to view digital records and find material that you can access at our library and at the Shapell Center. Naked Jewish women, some of whom are holding infants, wait in a line before their execution by German Sipo and SD with the assistance of Ukrainian auxiliaries. According to the Zentrale Stelle in Germany Zst.
Editor's Note: This is the second of two stories focusing on rape as a tool of war. The first story looked at the role of interviewers of rape victims. Both stories contain graphic language; discretion is advised.
JTA reached out to Westheimer to clarify her views on consent and find out exactly which passage in the Talmud she was referencing, but she was not available — perhaps not surprising given that Tuesday was the launch day of her book and Monday night she was at a fundraising dinner for the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Ruth and very much like her, but anyone in the Jewish community should strongly object to what she said. Consent is offered by a woman, and it can be withdrawn at any moment.
Life in the Jewish ghettos of the Holocaust was indeed torture. After their invasion of Poland inthe Nazis began setting up Jewish ghettos both in that country and across Europe. Jewish civilians were branded and forcibly deported into small, cramped quarters, often segregated from the rest of the city with walls or barbed wire.
On Tuesday, Playboy announced that starting in March its magazine will no longer feature nude models. But for the publication that changed the way sexuality was viewed in America, it is certainly the end of an era. The magazine, founded by Hugh Hefner inhas seen its circulation drop from around 5.
WMC Women Under Siege investigates how sexualized violence is used as a weapon in conflict and beyond. WMC Fbomb is an intersectional teen feminist media platform created by and for socially conscious youth. WMC SheSource is an online database of media-experienced women experts who we connect to journalists, bookers and producers. Virtually unexplored until recently, sexualized violence in the Holocaust took many forms, faces, and insidious paths.