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