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Authors: Ingrid Bauer and Renate Huber

Title: Sexual Encounters across (Former) Enemy Borderlines

Subtitle: -

In: Sexuality in Austria

Edited by: Güter Bischof, Anton Pelinka, and Dagmar Herzog

Place: New Brunswick, NJ

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Year: 2007

Pages: 65-101

Series: Contemporary Austrian Studies 15

ISBN-10: 1412806062 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9781412806060 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | European History: Austrian History | Types: Wartime Rape / Second World War; Victims: Rape Children


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Abstract: »Discusses sexual relationships, both willing and unwilling, between Austrian women and Allied occupation forces during and after World War II. These relationships included marriages, love affairs, prostitution for survival, professional prostitution, and rape. One of the social consequences of these relationships was the many ‘occupation children’ who were stigmatized and often mistreated as a result of their cross-cultural heritage.« (Source: Historical Abstracts)


  Chocolate of All Things...Atmospheric Vibrations (p. 65)
  Who’s Got the Power? Love under "Regulation" (p. 69)
  Soldiers’ Attractiveness (p. 71)
  Women’s Attractiveness (p. 77)
  The Variety and Quantity of Relationships (p. 79)
  The Dark Underside (p. 82)
  "Unfaithfulness" of Women as a Crime against the "National Honor": Perceptions of "Condemned" Love (p. 84)
  Let’s Go Back to (Sex) Business as Usual? – Or How to Grasp this "Postwar Chapter" within a History of Sexuality (p. 87)
  Postscript: The End is not the End and the Story still goes on... (p. 89)
  Notes (p. 93)

Reviews: Wingfield, Nancy M. Austrian History Yearbook 40 (2009): 304-305. – Full Text: Cambridge Journals (Free Access)

Wikipedia: Pregnancy from rape; Wartime sexual violence: Allied-occupied Austria, Soviet war crimes, World War II