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Posted: March 18th, 2008
Narratives of the Holocaust: Women’s Perspectives

Women remained silent for many years after the Holocaust. Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, a Holocaust survivor, commences this conference by telling her story. Then more specific information is shared on how women’s voices came to take a more prominent role in Holocaust studies in the last few decades, and stories are shared of women’s roles during the Holocaust, such as caregivers, wives, mothers, friends, and resistance workers. Panelists include Joan Ringelheim and Bonnie Gurewitsch. The Ninth Annual Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Conference for Educators is made possible by the support of Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, and was held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.


  • comments (1)
  • Belinda Chinea

    My Dearest Fanya,
    I believe wholeheartily that this ‘love-respect-letter will reach you’
    so I will continue to write what is felt in my heart.
    I feel so privileged to have heard your story from your own lips and from those of your wonderfully cohesive family.
    Nothing in your past could have prepared you for the larger than
    life ‘mission’ you’ve set out to achieve, and achieve you certainly have!
    No one person is more deserving of our love and admiration than you, Dearest Fanya. I wanted you to
    hear it from me, just one of the many who has witnessed your awe-inspiring life and can benefit from it.
    I know in my soul, Fanya, that I already have.
    Happy Birthday next Sukkot! May Yahweh Bless you and yours..and us All.
    inspiring life and its
    myriad multitudinous

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