Sexual Violence in the Context of the Holocaust, Genocide and War (Montreal, October 15, 2018)
Date: October 15, 2018, 1:30PM
Location: McGill University, Montréal, Canada
(McGill Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish Street, Montréal, QC)
An academic conference presented by the Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program in partnership with the McGill Centre for Human Rights & Legal Pluralism.
The conference will include two sessions:
Session 1: Sexual Violence in War and Genocide
Tommy Curry (Texas A&M University): From Gendercide to Phallicism: A Theory of Racialization, Otherness, and Male Rape in Genocides, War, and Racially Repressive Regimes
Na’ama Shik (Yad Vashem) Women’s testimonies about sexual violence in Auschwitz-Birkenau
Myriam Denov (McGill University): “I Asked Myself if I Would Ever Love My Baby”: Mothering Children Born of Genocidal Rape in Rwanda
René Provost (McGill University): Sexual Violence as genocide in international criminal law
Session 2: Sexual Violence and Holocaust Testimony. A historical, psychological, and literary analysis of Buried Words: The Diary of Molly Applebaum
http://memoirs.azrielifoundation.org/survivor/molly-applebaum. During the Holocaust, Molly, aged 12-14, was hidden with her cousin by Polish farmers. During that time, she kept a diary in which she wrote about their sexual encounters with their adult rescuer. This diary, along with her memoir written in the 1990s, was published by the Azrieli Foundation in 2017 as Buried Words: The Diary of Molly Applebaum.
- Dr. Jan Grabowski (University of Ottawa).
- Dr. Deborah Barton (Université de Montréal): Analysis of Buried Words from a historical perspective
- Dr. Sophia Koukoui (Université de Montréal): Analysis of Buried Words from a psychological perspective
- Dr. Ariela Freedman (Concordia University): Analysis of Buried Words from a literary perspective
Registration recommended to guarantee your seat. To register, contact email@example.com.
This conference is open to scholars and students.
The Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program is a not-for-profit program established to preserve and share the memoirs of those who survived the twentieth-century Nazi genocide of the Jews of Europe and later made their way to Canada.
October 15, 2018
Director, Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies