treated and were outragedRapeoAnother key difference in German treatment of men and women is that Jewish women were raped and not just sexuallyabused in other waysoOne point of view says that it didn’t happen often because Germans believed it would shame them to have sex with Jews and it would be race defilementoThe other point of view goes against thisPodolsky: Jewish Women of Ukraine during the HolocaustSexual ViolenceoWomen suffered both as women and as Jews during the holocaust because they had to endure sexual violence and rape by the Nazis and their Ukrainian collaboratorsoMain sources for these findings were the recollections, memories, and diaries of Jewish women who survived as well as non-Jewish witnessesoAlthough the rape of Jewish women was not a part of Nazi policy or the Final Solution, it still occurred and was a form of torture towards some Jewish women during the HolocaustoSexual violence was used to dehumanize and case traumatic experiencesoJewish women were placed in situations that made them particularly vulnerable to any type of violence, including rapeoThere are many stories recounted in Podolsky’s chapter on women being raped and sexually abused by officersHelene SinnreichoGives many stories in which people recount instances of rape towards Jewish women during all stages of the Holocaust, in their homes, in ghettos, and in concentration camps
° 2. Explain the transition to the Final Solution from September 1939 to
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