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Author: Steven T. Katz

Title: Thoughts on the Intersection of Rape and Rassenchande during the Holocaust

Subtitle: -

Journal: Modern Judaism: A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Experience

Volume: 32

Issue: 3

Year: October 2012 (Published online: October 22, 2012)

Pages: 293-322

ISSN: 0276-1114 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1086-3273 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | European History: German History



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Author: Steven T. Katz, Department of Religion, Boston UniversityWikipedia

Abstract: »An essay is presented on the relationship between the Nazi concept of Rassenschande, or racial defilement, which referred to sexual relations between Aryans and non-Aryans, and the rape of Jewish women during the Holocaust of 1939-1945. According to the author, Nazi racial ideology justified the rapes by characterizing Jewish women as less than human. Details on the relationship between rape and murder in the Holocaust are also presented.« (Source: Historical Abstracts)


  First Thoughts (p. 293)
  Instances of Sexual Abuse (p. 294)
  Rape, Rassenschande, and Murder (p. 302)
  "The Final Solution" as a License to Rape (p. 311)
  A Last Word (p. 313)
  Notes (p. 314)

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of Germany / Nazi Germany | Genocide: Genocides in history / The Holocaust, Jewish women in the Holocaust