Resilience And Courage

Women, Men, and the Holocaust
Author(s): 
Tec, Nechama
ISBN: 
0300105193
Date published: 
January 2005
Paperback
Price: 
£12.50
Pages: 
448

In this riveting book Nechama Tec offers insights into the differences between the experiences of Jewish women and men during the Holocaust. Her research draws on a variety of sources: wartime diaries, postwar memoirs, a range of archival materials, and most important, direct interviews with Holocaust survivors. Tec reveals how women and men on the road to annihilation developed distinct coping strategies and how mutual cooperation and compassion operated across gender lines.

Winner of the 2002-2003 National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category.

Nechama Tec, professor emerita of sociology at the University of Connecticut, Stamford, is a member of the President’s Council for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. She is the author of seven books, among them Dry Tears: The Story of a Lost Childhood, and Defiance: The Bielski Partisans.