The Challenges of Researching, Writing, Speaking, and Teaching about Sexual Abuse: A Conversation with Na’ama Shik

When and Where

Friday, January 28, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Na'ama Shik (International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem)


This workshop is happening as part of this year’s Annual Wolfe Lecture on the Holocaust: “Memoirs from the Fire: Acts of Salvage by a Holocaust Survivor, a Scholar, and a Collector.” Graduate students are invited to a closed discussion with Na’ama Shik, one of the event’s visiting speakers. 

To find more information about this year's Wolfe Lecture event please refer to the following page:

Dr. Na’ama Shik is Director of the e-Learning Department at the International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem. Their published articles include Sexual Abuse of Jewish Women in Auschwitz-Birkenau, in: D. Herzog, ed., Brutality and Desire: War and Sexuality in Europe’s Twentieth Century (2009); and "Infinite Loneliness: Some Aspects Concerning the Lives of Jewish Women in the Auschwitz Camps According to the Corpus of Testimonies and Autobiographies: 1945–1948," in D. Bergen, ed., Lessons and Legacies (2008). Her forthcoming book, Jewish Women in Auschwitz-Birkenau 1942–1945, will be published in 2022.

To RSVP for this event, please email Christian Tramontin(christian.tramontin@mail.utoronto.caby the day end of January 22. Those who have registered will receive the Zoom link, as well as a reading for the workshop, during the week of January 24. 

*Content Warning: Please note that the subject matter of this workshop may be upsetting and/or disturbing to some. We encourage students to be mindful of the contents of the workshop and the topics being discussed when RSVPing to this event. 


This workshop is sponsored by the Intellectual Community Fund and the Department of History at the University of Toronto. Thank you to the Intellectual Community Committee for their support.

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