Women’s Diaries Of The Second World War And The Holocaust

Ravenel Richardson
Visiting Scholar, CWRU School of Medicine
Fridays, May 1–22
10 a.m. - noon

Renata Laqueur’s diary of her internment in Bergen-Belsen and Elena Skrjabina’s diary of the Siege of Leningrad provide intimate views of women’s experiences during the Second World War and the Holocaust. Through an examination of both diaries along with Laqueur’s oral testimony in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archives, this course will address gender-specific experiences of war and genocide and question the social and political imperatives surrounding who is authorized to share their stories of the Second World War and the Holocaust.

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