tell him that I…Women Writing the Holocaust

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tell him that I…
Women Writing the Holocaust

For Lucille, who lives.

by Catherine A. Bernard
Modern Thought and Literature

Stanford University, Winter 1995
Copyright Catherine A. Bernard, 1995. Not to be cited without permission from the author.

“here in this transport
I am Eve
with Abel my son
if you see my older son
Cain son of Adam
tell him that I”

Written in Pencil in a Sealed Boxcar
Dan Pagis (Tr. John Felstiner)

Introduction 1
A Feminist Critique of the Holocaust? 3
Lucille E.: the Gender Politics of Survival 11
Women Writing the Holocaust 26
Anne Frank: the Cultivation of the Inspirational Victim 37
Charlotte Salomon: “Life? or Theater?” 57
Mary Lowenthal Felstiner: Women, Modernity and the Holocaust 74
Conclusion 81
Works Cited 83