*Remember the Women Institute Advisory Board member
The Women Under Siege website of the Women's Media Center has announced a list of "must read" books on sexualized violence during war. One of the recommended books is Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust.
Aliza Auerbach, Survivors
Survivors, a gorgeous book of photographs and text by renowned Israeli photographer Aliza Auerbach, originally in Hebrew, is now available in English. (2012, Gefen Publishing, 208 pages, $30.00)
Susan Benedict* and Linda Shields, Nurses and Midwives in Nazi Germany: The "Euthanasia" Program, Routledge Press, release date December 2013.
This book is about the ethics of nursing and midwifery, and how these were abrogated during the Nazi era. Nurses and midwives actively killed their patients, many of whom were disabled children and infants and patients with mental (and other) illnesses or intellectual disabilities. The book gives the facts as well as theoretical perspectives as a lens through which these crimes can be viewed. It also provides a way to teach this history to nursing and midwifery students, and, for the first time, explains the role of one of the world’s most historically prominent midwifery leaders in the Nazi crimes.
Tessa Chelouche, Geoffrey Brahmer, and Susan Benedict,* Casebook on Bioethics and the Holocaust. Israel National Commission for UNESCO, 2013.
Eve Ensler, In the Body of the World (221 pp. Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt & Company. $25).
In this new memoir, feminist author, activist, and playwright discusses her personal and professional struggles and achievements. Read the review in The New York Times.
Wendy Lower, Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields, examines the roles that women played in Nazi Germany (2013, Random House Group). Read the review in The New York Times.
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