Women and the Holocaust

BOOKS

  • Judith Tydor Baumel, Double Jeopardy: Gender and the Holocaust (Valentine Mitchell).
  • Renate Bridenthal, Atina Grossman, Marion Kaplan, eds. When Biology Becomes Destiny: Women in Weimar and Nazi Germany (Monthly Review Press).
  • Bonnie Gurewitsch, Mothers, Sisters, Resisters: Oral Histories of Women Who Survived the Holocaust (University of Alabama Press).
  • Claudia Koonz, Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family and Nazi Politics (St. Martin’s Press).
  • Vera Laska, Women in the Resistance and in the Holocaust: The Voices of Eyewitnesses (Greenwood Publishing).
  • Dalia Ofer and Leonore J. Weitzman, editors, Women in the Holocaust (Yale University Press).
  • Alison Owings, Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich (Rutgers University Press).
  • Jacques R. Pauwels, Women, Nazis and Universities: Female University students in the Third Reich 1933-1945 (Greenwood Press).
  • Carol Rittner and John Roth, Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust (Paragon House).
  • Roger A. Ritvo and Diane M. Plotkin, Sisters in Sorrow: Voices of Care in the Holocaust (Texas A & M University Press).
  • Ruth Schwertfeger, ed. The Women of Theresienstadt: Voices From a Concentration Camp (Oxford University Press).
  • Lore Shelley, Secretaries of Death (Shengold Publishers).

AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIAL

Daring to Resist: Three Women Face the Holocaust
57 minutes.
Recommended for junior high school and up.
This is a portrait of three young women: a photographer and partisan fighter in Poland, a ballerina in Amsterdam who hid and moved Jews to safety, and a girl from Hungary who led groups of Jews in underground border crossings to Romania. Despite losing their families to the Nazis, these three young women chose resistance, rather than submission, and helped keep others alive.