Women’s experience of the Holocaust remains a marginal subject. Even recent studies which claim to offer a comprehensive account tend to ignore or downplay the specific importance of women’s testimony. As we prepare to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Brana Gurewitsch’s path-breaking Mothers, Sisters, Resisters, Zoë Waxman will seek to explain why it is that women are still being silenced, and why motherhood, in particular, deserves serious attention.
Dr. Zoë Waxman is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. She previously taught in the history faculty in Oxford and at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she was fellow in Holocaust Studies. She is the author of Writing the Holocaust: Identity, Testimony, Representation (2006), Anne Frank (2015), and Women in the Holocaust: A Feminist History (2017) as well as numerous articles relating to the Holocaust and genocide. A board member of the British Association of Holocaust Studies, she also sits on the editorial board of Holocaust Studies and the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. She is a trustee of The Wiener Library and a member of the academic advisory board for the Imperial War Museum's Holocaust galleries.
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