Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust

Spring 2019

Monday 12.45–2.45pm
From: 28 October 2019
To: 16 December 2019
Sue Hampel
5 week course (October 28, November 11, 18, December 9, 16)

‘The future historian will have to dedicate an appropriate page to the Jewish woman in the war. She will take up an important page in Jewish history for her courage and steadfastness. By her merit, thousands of families have managed to surmount the terror of the times,’ Emanuel Ringelblum.

This five-week course will apply gender as a lens for exploring experience of the Holocaust.

We will cover initial responses of Jewish men and women to Nazi persecution; Nazi rules and regulations that treated men and women differently; the coping strategies women employed in the ghettos and camps; and the incidence of sexual violence as well as the heroism of female resistors.

Examining diaries, poetry, documents and testimonies, we will assess the ‘double jeopardy’ that Jewish women faced at the time.

Image: Edith Roll and her brother Fritz, 1938, Australia.


Early bird (until 7 October 2019)
$160 Museum Member
$190 Non-Member


General (until 28 October 2019)
$180 Museum Member
$210 Non-Member
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