Jane Fonda calls for more public attention to sexual violence during the Holocaust | The Times of Israel

I’m surprised that stories like sexual violence during the Holocaust surprise me. It  is strange to sit back and realize that, with the horrendous depravity of the Nazi regime, it never occurred to me that this was happening to women. Is it because I am so overwhelmed with what is happening now? Or that I want to believe that the cruelty stopped somewhere? That with everything that was happening to these innocent people couldn’t possibly be worse. It was. What a revelation.

 

Jane Fonda calls for more public attention to sexual violence during the Holocaust | The Times of Israel.

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  1. Terence Quinn
    Nov 13, 2012 @ 14:26:27

    Max Hasting’s “Armageddon” has a great/terrible section on the Eastern Front massacres and atrocities (“great” in getting across the scale of that nightmare, “terrible” in that he used surviving soldiers and victims from all sides as his sources, so you will literally hear the screams). The Reich unleashed Hell on the world, but something worse came back with them.

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  2. Michelle
    Nov 13, 2012 @ 14:49:15

    So true. I will look into the book. Though I think I need a little light fiction right now.

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  3. Brenna Cahill
    Nov 13, 2012 @ 16:30:09

    I’m surprised. Just with the overwhelming hatred for Jews then, I would have assumed they thought it would risk children or at least something along those lines.

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    • Michelle
      Nov 13, 2012 @ 16:36:46

      Yeah, that is an interesting point. It’s something that rapists don’t really concern themselves with I guess. Or I assume that the assailant would just figure if his victim turned up pregnant he could just do away with her. So, it didn’t really matter to them. Which is the saddest part of all, that anyone could or would assume that another person is dispensable.

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  4. Terence Quinn
    Nov 13, 2012 @ 19:54:26

    Disposable might be a better term re/how Nazis thought and treated all “non-Aryans”. The only “good” thing the Nazis did for the world: showed that pure evil can exist whether you’re religious or not. Too bad fewer survivors are around every year to remind people of that.

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