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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


Women in Genocide

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Zoom
Date Thu, Oct 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1h

The facts of modern genocides have been well-documented, but how do women experience genocide differently than men? From the types of violence inflicted upon women to how they participate as perpetrators to their struggle for justice, examining the unique impact of genocide on women helps us better understand dynamics of mass violence. Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum for a discussion on the experiences of women in genocide as victims, perpetrators, and survivors.

This program is part of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum's Permanent Exhibition Highlight Series. Space is limited! Please register for one ticket per device used.

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About the Panelists
Sara E. Brown is the Executive Director of Chhange, the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education. Brown holds the first Ph.D. in comparative genocide studies from Clark University's Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. She has worked and conducted research in Rwanda since 2004, served as a project coordinator in refugee camps in Tanzania, worked in refugee resettlement in Texas, and researched conflict globalization and conflict in Israel. Prior to coming to Chhange, she developed and managed post-secondary education programming for USC Shoah Foundation. Brown is the author of Gender and the Genocide in Rwanda: Women as Perpetrators and Rescuers and the co-editor of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook on Religion, Mass Atrocity, and Genocide.

Sarah M. Cushman is Director of the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University and Lecturer in the History Department. Cushman has been involved in Holocaust education and scholarship for two decades. Her research centers on women’s experiences during the Holocaust. She is currently working on her first book, Auschwitz: The Women’s Camp, and has written several related articles: “Sexual Violence and Sexual Agency in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Women’s Camp” in Agency and the Holocaust; “The Auschwitz Women’s Camp: An Overview and Reconsideration” in Palgrave Handbook on Holocaust Literature and Culture, and “How Deep the Gray – ‘Privileged’ Jewish Women Prisoners in Auschwitz-Birkenau,” in Women, the Holocaust, and Genocide.

Khatchig Mouradian is a lecturer in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. He is the author of The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1918. In 2021, Mouradian was appointed the Armenian and Georgian Area Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress. In 2020, Mouradian was awarded a Humanities War & Peace Initiative Grant from Columbia University. He is the co-editor of a forthcoming book on late-Ottoman history and the editor of the peer-reviewed journal The Armenian Review. Mouradian holds a PhD in History from the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University.

About the Moderator
Elissa Bemporad is Professor of History and Ungar Chair in East European Jewish History and the Holocaust at Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center. She is a two-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award. She is the author of Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk and Legacy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms, and Ritual Murder in the Lands of the Soviets. Bemporard is the co-editor of two volumes: Women and Genocide: Survivors, Victims, Perpetrators and Pogroms: A Documentary History. She is currently completing the first volume of the Comprehensive History of Soviet Jews and is working on a biography of Ester Frumkin. She is also editor of Jewish Social Studies.

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