Resilience and Courage: Women, Men, and the Holocaust

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Yale University Press, 2003 - History - 438 pages
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"In this, Nechama Tec's fifth book on the Holocaust, vivid individual stories blend effortlessly with detailed comparisons of wartime experiences of women and men. The result is a gripping account of the distinct coping strategies and ultimate fate of each sex." "Did women and men react differently under extreme conditions? Tec seeks answers by examining their experiences in a variety of Holocaust settings - during the initial stage of German occupation and in the ghettos, the Nazi concentration and death camps, the illegal Christian world, underground movements, and the forests. She shows how in each of these environments the women and men negotiated the rough terrain of a coercive and oppressive society. The Holocaust gender tapestry is complex, and this book carefully illuminates its varied strands."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Tec (sociology, Univ. of Connecticut; In the Lion's Den) provides a detailed analysis of the role gender, among other factors, played during the Holocaust. Tec argues that in the ghettos, the camps ... Read full review

Contents

1 Voices from the Past
1
2 In the Beginning
20
3 Life in the Ghetto
38
4 Leaving the Ghetto
76
5 The Concentration Camps
119
6 Hiding and Passing in the Forbidden Christian World
205
7 Resistance
256
8 Conclusion
340
Notes
355
Bibliography
397
Acknowledgments
419
Index
425
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Nechama Tec is professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut.

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