Her Sto­ry, My Sto­ry? Writ­ing About Women and the Holocaust

Judith Tydor Baumel-Schwartz and Dalia Ofer (eds.)

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January 14, 2020

The book Her Sto­ry, My Sto­ry? Writ­ing about Women and the Holo­caust, is com­posed of 27 bio­graph­i­cal-aca­d­e­m­ic essays writ­ten by promi­nent women schol­ars world­wide. All have devot­ed a sig­nif­i­cant part of their pro­fes­sion­al lives to writ­ing about aspects of Jew­ish wom­en’s expe­ri­ences dur­ing the Holo­caust. We believe that this choice was not ran­dom, and in many cas­es was root­ed in the per­son­al his­to­ry and pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ences of each schol­ar which lat­er affect­ed the fruits of her scholarship.

Each essay charts that schol­ar’s jour­ney towards work­ing on the top­ic and her expe­ri­ences while con­duct­ing her research. Schol­ars dis­cuss issues relat­ing to iden­ti­ty, per­son­al choic­es, reli­gious, polit­i­cal and cul­tur­al affil­i­a­tions and their con­nec­tion to the focus of their research.

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