Berlin 1942. Lilly Wust, twenty-nine, married, four children, led a life as did millions of German women. But then she met the twenty-one-year-old Felice Schragenheim. It was love almost at first sight. Aimée (Lilly) and Jaguar (Felice) started forging plans for the future. They composed poems and love letters to each other, and wrote their own marriage contract. When Jaguar admitted to her lover that she was Jewish, this dangerous secret drew the two women even closer to each other. But their luck didn't last. On August 21, 1944, Jaguar was arrested and deported. At the age of eighty, Lilly Wust told her story to Erica Fischer, who turned it into a poignant testimony. After the book appeared in 1994 she was contacted by additional contemporaries of Aimée and Jaguar who offered new material that has been integrated into the present edition. The book, translated into twenty languages, and the film based on it—directed by Max Färberböck, with Juliane Köhler and Maria Schrader in the leading roles—have made Aimée and Jaguar's story known around the world.
Author: Danielle E. Hipkins
Publisher: Peter Lang
Release Date: 2007
This book is the outcome of a successful workshop held in Leeds in September 2003 and explores the effects of World War II on the representation of gender in post-war literature, film and popular culture, juxtaposing Western European experience with US, Soviet and Japanese. It aims to outline the different ways in which these representations evolved in post-war attempts both to re-establish social order and reconstruct national identity. It gives the reader an overview of the similarities and differences that have emerged in the representation of war and gender in different cultures and media, as a result of social expectations, political change and individual artistic innovation. The essays are linked by their concern with three key questions: how are emotion and gender represented in relation to the experience of war; what is the impact of war on the dynamic between the genders; and, as the memory of war recedes, is it possible to identify chronological shifts in the artistic response to the conflict?
Author: Elke Frietsch
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Release Date: 2015-07
Erstmals untersucht ein breit angelegter Sammelband disziplinenübergreifend und auf hohem analytischen Niveau die Bedeutung der Kategorie Geschlecht im »Dritten Reich«. Die Beiträger_innen bleiben nicht bei den in der Vergangenheit kontrovers diskutierten Fragen nach den Rollen und Handlungsspielräumen von Frauen im Nationalsozialismus stehen, sondern beschreiben differenziert Verknüpfungen von Geschlechterarrangements und Geschlechterbildern mit Machtstrukturen, wobei sie vielfältige Verbindungen von Sexualität, »Rasse«, medialen Inszenierungen, Kunst und Politik offenlegen. Darüber hinaus wird thematisiert, wie Geschlechterbilder im Gedenken an den Nationalsozialismus eingesetzt wurden und werden.
Author: Women in German Yearbook
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2003-03-31
Genre: Literary Criticism
Women in German Yearbook is a refereed publication that presents a wide range of feminist approaches to all aspects of German literary, cultural and language studies, including pedagogy. Each issue contains critical studies on the work, history, life, literature and arts of women in the German-speaking world, reflecting the interdisciplinary perspectives that inform feminist German studies.Ruth-Ellen B. Joeres is a professor of German at the University of Minnesota. Patricia Herminghouse is Fuchs Professor emerita of German Studies at the University of Rochester.
Fotodokumentation zum Leben der Jüdin Felice Schragenheim, besser bekannt als äJaguarä des ungleichen Liebespaares äAimee & Jaguarä, die bis zu ihrer Deportation 1944 als äU-Bootä in Berlin überleben konnte.
Author: Lawrence Baron
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Performing Arts
In this accessible, clear, jargon free, and comprehensive text, Projecting the Holocaust into the Present offers an insightful historical perspective on how public conceptions of the Holocaust in film have changed over time.
Author: Margaretta Jolly
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2010-03
Genre: Literary Collections
Letters charting family inheritance, letters stowed away in attics, letters burnt at the end of romances, bittersweet letters written but never sent- women have long been associated with personal correspondence. Yet feminists reinvented the image of the female letter writer in the 1970s and 80s, undertaking new and passionate exchanges on sexuality, separatism, and strategy. Their letters reveal the changed interest women began to feel in one another and in the demands-and disappointments-these relationships would create. Margaretta Jolly provides the first cultural study of women's letters during this period, tracing the evolution of feminist political consciousness from the height of the women's movement to today's global networks. Jolly makes sense of the contradictory emotions of letter writing and captures a fragile yet persistent ideal of care, women's love, and epistolary art. From lesbian love letters to dispatches from women's encampments at Greenham Common and the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, from letters exchanged between mothers and daughters to the spread of feminist internet communities, Jolly provides a fascinating glimpse into the intimate archives of contemporary women.
Author: Frederick S. Roden
Release Date: 2016-02-22
Judaism and Jewish life reflect a diversity of identity after the past two centuries of modernization. This work examines how the early reformers of the 19th century and their legacy into the 20th century created a livable, liberal Jewish identity that allowed a reinvention of what it meant to be Jewish—a process that continues today. • Documents how modern Judaism and the modern Jewish identity was built on diversity resulting from intermarriage and converts to Judaism over the course of two centuries • Describes how individuals with remote connections to Judaism and Jewish identity are reclaiming those connections and reinventing what it means to be "Jew-ish," and are providing new models for those seeking to reconnect with Judaism • Uniquely offers insightful critical analysis of the literature by converts to Judaism
Author: Women in German Yearbook
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
Women in German Yearbook is a refereed publication that presents a wide range of feminist approaches to all aspects of German literary, cultural, and language studies, including pedagogy. Each issue contains critical studies on the work, history, life, literature, and arts of women in the German-speaking world, reflecting the interdisciplinary perspectives that inform feminist German studies.
While the relationship between gender and fascism has been fully explored in studies of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, attitudes toward women in the reactionary politics of post-revolutionary France have received little scholarly attention. This collection looks at right-wing ideology and its relation to gender in a variety of historical and cultural contexts, including women's writing, children's stories, film, books, magazines, and propaganda pieces. The volume addresses the question of whether fascism's stereotype as "a pathologically masculine" ideology is indeed true. Essays explore topics like women and anti-Semitism during the Dreyfus affair, Genet and the fantasy of homo-fascism, gendered eugenics, and female icons during the Vichy period. Locating the intersection of gender and the right, the editors explain, significantly alters traditional perspectives on French culture in this century, thereby bringing to light not only new objects of study but challenging a priori assumptions about France's cultural politics.
Get a global perspective on bisexuality from a women's viewpoint! Women and Bisexuality: A Global Perspective reflects the growing contribution bisexuals, and especially bisexual women, make to queer culture on an international level. This unique book presents a collection of thoughtful essays, studies, and reviews that combine to help develop a language that reflects the reality of bisexuality from a feminine/feminist viewpoint. Authors map the inroads made by bisexual studies into conventional disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, health, literature, film, history, and biography, and analyze the situations of bisexual women in areas as diverse as France, North America, Germany, Australia, and Africa. The rich and varied contributions to Women and Bisexuality: A Global Perspective track the spread of bisexuality from the urban and metropolitan centers of gay culture to more peripheral areas as the movement becomes more and more hospitable to transnational and transcultural people. The book's main themes—bisexuality's ability to disrupt categories and the resulting feeling of alienation many bisexuals experience—are manifested in approaches that include critical theory, deconstruction, textual analysis, cognitive psychology, personal essay, review essay, reportage, and qualitative study. Topics addressed include: the impact of feminism and women's communities on the appearance of bisexual women multi-sexual relationships as border existence in Australia a South African perspective on bisexuality understanding bisexuality's invisibility Lillian Hellmann's bisexual fantasies and much more! Women and Bisexuality: A Global Perspective follows bisexuality to the crossroads of academics and activism, presenting a wide scope of refreshing and insightful thought that reflects more than an identity or practice. The diverse mix of ideas is an essential read for anyone interested in literature on sexuality.