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.
Session 1: Sexual violence in war and genocide
Moderator: René Provost (Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University)
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
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)
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
Watch recordings of the Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program’s academic events on the topic of sexual violence and genocide.
Content Warning: These events discuss topics that involve content that is sexual and violent in nature. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.