Waxman 2010 Silence

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Author: Zoë Waxman

Title: Testimony and Silence

Subtitle: Sexual Violence and the Holocaust

In: Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation

Edited by: Sorcha Gunne and Zoë Brigley Thompson

Place: New York

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2010

Pages: 117-129

Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures 27

ISBN-10: 0415806089 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9780415806084 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780415896689 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | German History | Victims: Silence, Testimonies



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Author: Zoe Waxman, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

Abstract: »In the light of the connection that Schlant makes between the Holocaust and silence, it is fitting that Zoë Waxman opens this part with a chapter that presents testimonies by women who suffered violence during the Holocaust. Concentrating in detail on the telling of women's stories, Waxman argues that sexual violence in the Holocaust has been silenced. The exploration of these forgotten narratives highlights how silence can be both restrictive and liberating for these women, as they find different ways to recount their experience whether bluntly, euphemistically or obliquely.« (Source: Zoë Brigley Thompson and Sorcha Gunne. »Introduction: Feminism without Borders: The Potentials and Pitfalls of Retheorizing Rape.« Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation. Edited by Sorcha Gunne et al. New York 2010: 14)

Lecture: Waxman, Zoë. »Testimony and Silence: Sexual Violence and the Holocaust.« Les viols en temps de guerre: une histoire à écrire - Rape in Wartime: A History to be Written. Paris 2009.

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Added: December 21, 2013 – Last updated: January 31, 2015