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Gendered violence : Jewish women in the pogroms of 1917 to 1921 / Irina Astashkevich.

Publication | Library Call Number: DS146.U38 A88 2018

This is a groundbreaking study of an important and neglected topic--the systematic use of rape as a strategic weapon of the genocidal anti-Jewish violence, known collectively as pogroms, that erupted in Ukraine in the period between 1917 and 1921, and in which at least 100,000 Jews died and undocumented numbers of Jewish women were raped. The book is based on the in-depth study of the scores of narratives of Jewish men and women who survived the pogrom violence, but were then all but forgotten for almost a century. This book deconstructs the motives of perpetrators, the experience and expression of trauma by the victimized community, and how the genocidal objectives of the pogrom perpetrators were achieved and maximized through the macabre carnival of violence.

Book cover
Series
Jews of Russia & Eastern Europe and their legacy
Jews of Russia & Eastern Europe and their legacy.
Format
Book
Author/Creator
Astashkevich, Irina, author.
Published
Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2018
Locale
Ukraine
Osteuropa
Sowjetunion
Language
English
External Link
Open access from JSTOR
 
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