SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE HOLOCAUST, GENOCIDE AND WAR

The Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program’s academic event on the topic of sexual violence and genocide.

Agenda

1:30 PM
Opening remarks

1:45 PM -3:30 PM
Session 1: Sexual violence in war and genocide

Moderator: René Provost (Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University)

Discussants:

Tommy Curry (Philosophy and Racial Theory, Texas A&M University): From Gendercide to Phallicism: A Theory of Racialization, Otherness, and Male Rape in Genocides, War, and Racially Repressive Regimes

Na’ama Shik (History, Yad Vashem): Women’s testimonies about sexual violence in Auschwitz-Birkenau

Myriam Denov (Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University): “I Asked Myself if I Would Ever Love My Baby”: Mothering Children Born of Genocidal Rape in Northern Uganda

René Provost (Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University): Sexual Violence as Genocide in International Criminal Law

4:00 PM -5:30 PM
Session 2: Sexual Violence and Holocaust Testimony. A historical, psychological, and literary analysis of Buried Words: The Diary of Molly Applebaum.

Moderator: Jody Spiegel (Azrieli Foundation's Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program)

Discussants:

Jan Grabowski (University of Ottawa): Historical background of Molly Applebaum’s Diary: The Jews of Dabrowa Tarnowska Under the German Occupation.

Ariela Freedman (Liberal Arts, Concordia University): The Black Kaleidoscope: Reading Diary and Memoir in Buried Words

Deborah Barton (Université de Montréal): A Buried History? Sexual Exploitation & Memory in the Testimony of Molly Applebaum

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