Jewish Women in the Concentration Camps: Physical, Moral, and Psychological Resistance
Anderson, Anna Marie 1985-
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This thesis examines the methods of resistance used by Jewish women in the concentration camps. These women based their resistance on their pre-camp experiences, having learned valuable skills during the economic crises and violent anti-Semitism of the 1920s to 1930s. This study demonstrates that Jewish women had to rely on alternative forms of resistance—such as the formation of “camp families,” saving food, repairing clothing, and personal hygiene—in order to survive the camps. This work relies on survivor testimonies and memoirs.