Gender and the Holocaust

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Women and men were both persecuted and killed by the Nazis, yet their experiences of these events differed according to their gender. Think about accounts you might know well such as Elie Wiesel's Night. Consider why it is important that the author was male and that he is describing the dynamics of a father/son relationship. How might the experience have been different if he were female? Dr. Shelly M. Cline, historian at the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, will address such questions and the assumed universality of survivor testimony.