Women and the Holocaust
MONDAY, APRIL 27, 1992

The term Holocaust brings to mind horrible images of
death and destruction. Even after 50 years, the
"truth" about what really transpired is still being
debated by scholars and politicians. Joan Ringelheim
wants us to remember the suffering of all the people, in
particular the experiences of the women in the

Dr. Ringelheim began her studies at Oberlin College,
then transferred to Boston University where she received her bachelor's degree, as well as her master's
and Ph.D. She has taught philosophy at De Pauw
University, Connecticut College, and Wesleyan University. Course topics she has developed over the years
include prejudice and oppression, guilt and shame,
freedom and responsibility, and feminist theory. Eventually two subjects became the major foci of her teaching
and research: the Holocaust and feminist theory.

In addition to her teaching. Dr. Ringelheim has
received grants from the American Council of Learned
Societies Fellowship, the Center for Humanities at
Wesleyan University, and the New York Council for the
Humanities to continue her research on women and the
Holocaust. In 1983 she was one of the editors of the
proceedings of the conference "Women Surviving: The
Holocaust." She has recently published articles in The
Simon Wiesenthal Annual
, Vol. I (1984) and the feminist journal
SIGNS. The latter article will be reprinted with an
additional postscript in Different Voices: Women and the
, edited by John Roth and Carol Rittner.
Currently she is working on her own book, entitled
Double Jeopardy: Women and the Holocaust.

Please join us for an interesting perspective, sponsored by Hillel, the intercollegiate women's studies
department, and the Athenaeum. Return the enclosed
reservation slip in order to come to the 5:30 reception
and 6:00 dinner. Dr. Ringelheim's presentation will
follow at 7:00.