Gender, Religion, and Violence during the Holocaust

Judith Tydor Baumel-Schwartz

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Each of the topics appearing in this chapter–gender, religion, and violence and the Holocaust–has in the past been the subject of significant scholarly study, resulting in books, essays and edited volumes that have surveyed and analyzed their historical, social, political, and cultural implications. My own studies have combined gender and religion during and shortly after the Holocaust, focusing on the survival methods and immediate postwar rehabilitation activities of various Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox women's groups during the
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781405191319
StatePublished - 20 Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Conceptualization of "religious community" - "religion" and Jews during Holocaust
  • Culture, religion, power and violence - intersecting, during the Holocaust
  • Four key terms, study based on Holocaust - gender, religion and violence
  • Gender, religion and violence during the Holocaust - in the past, subject of significant scholarly study
  • German Jewry, never-ending anti-Semitic hooliganism - sanctioned by Nazi government
  • Religion, organized approach to human spirituality - narratives, symbols, beliefs and practices
  • Religious, and gendered religious response to Nazi persecution - and religious observance
  • Second theological response, period of Kiddush Hashem - "Sanctification of the Holy Name"
  • Survival methods, postwar rehabilitation activities - of Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox women's groups
  • Ways, culture, religion, power and violence intersecting - the Holocaust, about life and death


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