The SS Aufseherin and the
Gendered Perpetration of the Holocaust

Sunday, June 25th, 2023, at 2:30 pm via Zoom

Some 3,500 women served as guards in the Nazi concentration camp system during World War II. Though their work and responsibilities were the same as their male colleagues, their experiences were not. As part of a female minority, these women were often discriminated against and they were expected to adhere to a male military code of behavior exhibited by their colleagues. These factors ultimately greatly impacted the lives of prisoners.

Dr. Shelly Cline, Director of Education & Historian at the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, will examine the experiences of these women and how their gender impacted their work and the suffering of prisoners within the camps.

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