Trauma, Ethics, and Witness in Women’s Holocaust Diaries


Wednesdays, October 28 – November 18, 11AM
Remote Course

$66 for Maltz Museum Members and CWRU – Siegal Lifelong Learning Members, $81 General

Women’s Holocaust diaries, with the exception of Anne Frank, have not become a part of the canon of Holocaust literature. This course will examine Renata Lacqueur’s unpublished and Hanna Levy-Hass’ published diaries from Bergen-Belsen, focusing on their recollections of gender-specific experiences of the Holocaust, including motherhood, marriage, and sexualized violence. Both women were Jewish and also political prisoners, and their diaries have a sustained focus on the survival ethics and politics of camp life. This course will examine women’s Holocaust experiences as it questions the social and political imperatives surrounding who is authorized to share their stories of the Holocaust.

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is proud to collaborate with CWRU – Siegal Lifelong Learning on remote lectures and virtual classes.

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This program is part of the statewide Stop the Hate Ohio Holocaust Education Campaign, an initiative of Cincinnati’s Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center and Cleveland’s Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.