Resilience and courage

women, and men, and the Holocaust

By Tec, Nechama

Publishers Summary:
"In this, Nechama Tec's fifth book on the Holocaust, vivid individual stories blend effortlessly with detailed comparisons of wartime experiences of women and men. The result is a gripping account of the distinct coping strategies and ultimate fate of each sex." "Did women and men react differently under extreme conditions? Tec seeks answers by examining their experiences in a variety of Holocaust settings - during the initial stage of German occupation and in the ghettos, the Nazi concentration and death camps, the illegal Christian world, underground movements, and the forests. She shows how in each of these environments the women and men negotiated the rough terrain of a coercive and oppressive society. The Holocaust gender tapestry is complex, and this book carefully illuminates its varied strands."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN
978-0-30009-355-1
Publisher
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2003.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2003

Tec (sociology, Univ. of Connecticut; In the Lion's Den) provides a detailed analysis of the role gender, among other factors, played during the Holocaust. Tec argues that in the ghettos, the camps, and the resistance, the more an individual accepted traditional culture, in particular traditional gender roles, the more difficult it was to adapt to Nazi horrors. Eschewing generalizations about women's experiences being independent of men...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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