Added: June 4, 2016 – Last updated: June 4, 2016


Author: Regina Mühlhäuser

Title: The Historicity of Denial

Subtitle: Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the War of Annihilation, 1941-1945

In: Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories: Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence

Edited by: Ayşe Gül Altinay and Andrea Pető

Place: London and New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2016

Pages: 29-54

Series: The Feminist Imagination – Europe and Beyond

ISBN-13: 9781472442857 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781315584225 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | European History: German History, Russian History | Types: Wartime Rape / Second World War


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Author: Regina Mühlhäuser, Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung (Hamburg Institute for Social Research) –, Wikipedia

Abstract: »In Chapter 1 Regina Mühlhäuser deals with the complex web of denials, as sexual violence against Jewish women during the war of annihilation, 1941-1945, has been denied by all parties involved in the process: German military officials and soldiers, Jewish women and men and also some historians of the Shoah. Therefore Mühlhäuser explores how German soldiers and military leadership made the frequent and structural rape of Jewish women invisible with their rhetorical frames.« (Source: Andrea Pető. »Part I: Commentary.« Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories: Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence. Edited by Ayşe Gül Altinay et al. London 2016: 26)


  Different Forms of Sexual Violence (p. 34)
  German Men and "Race Defilement" in the Soviet Union (p. 40)
  Military Prosecution of "Race Defilement" (p. 44)
  Conclusion: The Historicity of Denial (p. 48)
  References (p. 51)

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of Germany / Nazi Germany; History of Russia / History of the Soviet Union (1927–53) | Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence | War, World War II / War crimes of the Wehrmacht