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BOOK LAUNCH FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST JEWISH WOMEN DURING THE HOLOCAUST

REMEMBER THE WOMEN INSTITUTE ORGANIZES PANEL FOR ASJ CONFERENCE

DR. ROCHELLE G. SAIDEL PRESENTS LECTURE AT FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM

WOMEN OF RAVENSBRÜCK: PORTRAITS OF COURAGE, CURATED BY DR. ROCHELLE G. SAIDEL, AT FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM

DR. SONJA M. HEDGEPETH TO PRESENT PAPER AT "CHILDREN AND THE WAR: PAST AND PRESENT" CONFERENCE

SALZBURG GLOBAL SEMINAR ON THE HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE

THE 40TH ANNUAL SCHOLARS' CONFERENCE ON THE HOLOCAUST AND THE CHURCHES


November 14, 2010–February 15, 2011

Women of Ravensbrück: Portraits of Courage, an exhibit curated by Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, will be shown at the Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL, November 14 - February 15.
The exhibit, originally created and shown in 2001, is featuring a new panel about Virginia Roush d'Albert-Lake, who lived in St. Petersburg from her childhood. Part of the Comet French Resistance movement during World War II, Virginia was caught by the Nazis, arrested, and imprisoned in Ravensbrück.

Detail from panel by Julia TerwilligerArtwork by Julia Terwilliger (left) is an integral part of the exhibit, Women of Ravensbrück: Portraits of Courage. This mixed media panel incorporates photographs of women who were incarcerated in Ravensbrück.

An American Heroine in the French ResistanceDr. Judy Barrett Litoff, who edited An American Heroine in the French Resistance: The Diary and Memoir of Virginia d'Albert-Lake (Fordham University Press, 2006), and journalist and filmmaker Jim Calio, who wrote the afterword for the book, are assisting Dr. Saidel with visual materials for the panel.

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Book cover of Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women During the HolocaustThursday, December 9, 2010
Book Launch for Sexual Violence against Jewish Women During the Holocaust

New York City
5:45 - 7:45 pm
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
1 West Fourth Street
(Greenwich Village, near Broadway)
New York, NY
http://huc.edu/
Co-editors Sonja M. Hedgepeth and Rochelle G. Saidel discussed the book, the work of some of the chapter authors, and why they decided to edit a book on this subject. Photos from the event are posted below and are credited to Jeff Segall.

 

Sonja Hedgepeth
Co-editor Sonja M. Hedgepeth discusses Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust at the book launch at Hebrew Union College on December 9, 2010.

Rochelle Saidel
Co-editor Rochelle G. Saidel traces how sexual violence has been left out of Holocaust history at the December 9, 2010 book launch at Hebrew Union College.

Group at Hebrew Union College
(l to r) Jamia Wilson and Yana Walton of the Women's Media Center, co-editor Rochelle G. Saidel, co-editor Sonja M. Hedgepeth, and Barbara Becker, who develops and teaches communication for social change (http://www.equalshot.com), in front of a panel by feminist artist Judy Chicago at Hebrew Union College.

Hedgepeth, Saidel, Fogelman
(l to r) Co-editor Sonja M. Hedgepeth, co-editor Rochelle G. Saidel, and chapter author psychologist Eva Fogelman, who all spoke at the book launch for Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust.

Group at Hebrew Union College
(l to r) Co-editor Rochelle G. Saidel, Jewish feminist pioneer Arlene Agus, chapter author Eva Fogelman, and Jean Bloch Rosensaft, Senior National Director for Public Affairs and Institutional Planning at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Book signing at Hebrew Union College
Co-editors Rochelle G. Saidel and Sonja M. Hedgepeth sign books at the book launch for Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust.


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December 16, 2010
In connection with the exhibit, Women of Ravensbrück: Portraits of Courage, Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel presents a lecture at the Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL. on this women's concentration camp and sexual violence against women.

Dr. Saidel and Dr. Litoff
Curator Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel (l) and Dr. Judy Barrett Litoff at the December 16 curator talk for the exhibit, Women of Ravensbruck at the Florida Holocaust Museum. Photo: David Haider, Florida Holocaust Museum.

Dr. Saidel lecture at the Florida Holocaust Museum
The audience listens to a talk by curator Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel at the Florida Holocaust Museum
on December 16. Photo: David Haider, Florida Holocaust Museum.

Exhibit Curator, Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel
Curator Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel at the entrance of the exhibit. Photo: Dr. Judy Barrett Litoff.

Students at Terwilliger exhibit
A group of students visit the exhibit. Photo: Dr. Judy Barrett Litoff.

 

 

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December 19–21, 2010
Remember the Women Institute Organizes Panel on
Sexual Violence during the Holocaust
for
Association for Jewish Studies 42nd Annual Conference
Westin Copley Place, Boston

Remember the Women Institute organized a session for the Association for Jewish Studies, entitled "Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust," to be  presented at the at the 42nd Annual Conference at the Westin Copley Place Boston from Sunday, December 19 through Tuesday, December 21, 2010.

Session Organizer: Dr. Rochelle Saidel, Executive Director, Remember the Women Institute

Session Chair: Dr. Shulamit Reinharz, Director, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and Jacob Potofsky Professor of Sociology, Brandeis University

Paper: "Putting the Issue of Sexual Violation of Jewish Women during the Holocaust on the Academic Agenda"
Dr. Rochelle Saidel, Remember the Women Institute

Paper: "The Rape of Jewish Women during the Holocaust"
Dr. Helene Sinnreich, Chair, Jewish Studies, Youngstown State University

Paper: "Representations of Sexual Violation of Jewish Women during the Holocaust in Literature and the Arts"
Dr. Sonja Hedgepeth, Professor of German, Middle Tennessee State University

Paper: "Psychological Consequences of Sexual Abuse During and Following the Holocaust"
Dr. Eva Fogelman, Psychotherapist, Co-director of Psychotherapy, Generations of the Holocaust and Related Traumas and Child Development Research, Training Institute for Mental Health and co-director of Child Development Research

 

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PAST EVENTS 2010


September 30–Oct. 2, 2010
Dr. Sonja M. Hedgepeth, Executive Board Member of Remember the Women Institute, is presenting a paper
based on And the Rat Laughed by Nava Semel at a conference entitled "Children and War: Past and Present," in Salzburg. See http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=21825


June 28–July 2, 2010
Dr. Sonja M. Hedgepeth and Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel Invited to Salzburg Global Seminar on the Holocaust and Genocide

Dr. Sonja M. Hedgepeth and Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel were invited to represent Remember the Women Institute and participate in the Salzburg Global Seminar entitled The Global Prevention of Genocide: Learning From the Holocaust, in Salzburg, Austria from June 28 to July 2, 2010.

Salzburg Global Seminar
Taylor Krauss of Voices of Rwanda with Dr. Sonja Hedgepeth (r) and Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel
at the Salzburg Global Seminar.

Salzburg Global Seminar
Work group on gender and genocide at the Salzburg Global Seminar:
(l to r) Dr. Sonja M. Hedgepeth, Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, Dr. Zuzana Polackova, Dr. Barbara Distel.

Salzburg Global Seminar
Group photo of participants at the Salzburg Global Seminar on the Holocaust and Genocide.
Photo courtesy of Salzburg Global Seminar.


This international conference brings together educators, NGOs, policy makers and other experts working in the fields of both Holocaust studies and genocide prevention to consider the root causes of modern genocides and explore the ways in which Holocaust education programs can be developed to effectively combat contemporary expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and ethnic conflict in different regions of the world. The focus for Dr. Hedgepeth and Dr. Saidel is the relationship between gender and genocide, based on the book they have co-edited, Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust.

The Salzburg Global Seminar is a leading global institution that challenges current and future leaders to develop creative ideas for solving global problems. As an independent, non-profit organization, the Salzburg Global Seminar convenes imaginative thinkers from different cultures and professions to develop strategies for change. It organizes problem-focused initiatives, supports leadership development, and engages opinion-makers through active communication networks, all in partnership with leading institutions from around the world and across different sectors of society. Founded in 1947, the Salzburg Global Seminar has been addressing global issues for sixty years.

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March 6–8, 2010
40th Anniversary Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches
"CRISIS & CREDIBILITY IN THE JEWISH CHRISTIAN WORLD: Remembering Franklin Littell"

Saint Joseph' University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Professor Hubert Locke, Chairman
Conference Office - SJU/Bala Place
Post Office Box 10
Merion Station, PA 19066
TEL -  610.660.1240
FAX - 610.660.1248
Web Site www.sju.edu/academics/cas/resources/holocaust
E-mail: asc@sju.edu or scholarsconf@aol.com

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