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Seminar questions:

What were the main challenges of surviving in hiding?

What do we learn about sexual violence and victims' agency in Jalowicz's narrative?

What are the boundaries of the narratable, and boundaries of choice?

Core readings:

Kaplan, ch. 8.

Marie Jalowicz Simon, Gone to the Ground, trans. Anthea Bell (London: Clerkenwell Press, 2015).

Extended readings:

Angry Harvest, dir. Agnieszka Holland, 1985.

Natalia Aleksiun, "Gender and the Daily Lives of Jews in Hiding in Eastern Galicia," Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues No. 27, Gender and The Holocaust–New Research (Fall 2014), pp. 38-61.

Eric Boehm, ed., We survived: fourteen histories of the hidden and hunted of Nazi Germany (Santa Barbara: Clio Press, 1966).

Gay Block and Malka Drucker, Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust (New York: TV books, 1997).

Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, Love in a World of Sorrow: A Teenage Girl’s Holocaust Memoirs (= also published as Strange and Unexpected Love) (Jerusalem, 2005).

Richard Lutjens, Submerged on the Surface: The Not-So-Hidden Jews of Nazi Berlin, 1941- 1945 (New York: Berghahn, 2019).

Samuel B. Oliner and Pearl Oliner, The Altruistic Personality: Rescuers of Jews in Nazi Germany (New York: Free Press, 1988).

Mordechai Paldiel, The Path of the Righteous: Gentile Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust (Hoboken: Ktav, 1992).

Valentin Senger, The invisible Jew : the story of one man's survival in Nazi Germany (London : Sidgwick and Jackson, 1980).