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Victimization of Jewish Women Survivors by Their Soviet Liberators

Sunday, March 26, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

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The Ghetto Fighters’ House invites you to a new four part series:
Violated!:  Sexual Abuse During and After the Holocaust

Victimization of Jewish Women Survivors by Their Soviet Liberators


Guest Speaker: Dr. Daina S. Eglitis

Dr. Eglitis’s talk discusses the phenomenon of sexual violence at liberation, specifically, assaults committed by Soviet Army liberators against Jewish women survivors. Testimonies and memoirs reveal that survival of Nazi captivity was perceived by some Soviet troops as evidence of complicity, which fostered a thirst for revenge, and that soldiers sometimes sought to exact payment for freedom from women survivors. Evidence from these sources also points to continuing brutality against survivors seeking to return to homes in the USSR in Soviet filtration camps.

This program is in partnership with the Remember the Women Institute, Women in the Holocaust – International Study Center (MORESHET), Wagner College Holocaust Center, Classrooms Without Borders, Rabin Chair Forum Washington University, and the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Center.


Sunday, March 26, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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