Birth, Sex and Abuse of Women, and Child Sex Abuse, in the Holocaust

Silenced and Neglected Voices of the Holocaust

Two multi-award winning books about silenced and neglected victims of the Holocaust by Beverley Chalmers (DSc(Med);PhD) .

A must for everybody dealing with the cruel chapters of the Holocaust, especially for those dealing with research about … women and children and medicine.”

— Prof. Dr. Miriam Gillis-Carlebach, Bar-Ilan, Israel

KINGSTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, October 20, 2020 / — Two multi-award winning books about silenced and neglected victims of the Holocaust by Beverley Chalmers (DSc(Med);PhD)

Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women's Voices Under Nazi Rule
(ISBN # 978-1781483534)
Winner of twelve international book awards.

Betrayed: Child Sex Abuse in the Holocaust
(ISBN #978-1839750212)
Two Finalist awards since publication only a few months ago

About Birth, Sex and Abuse:

This book is an unique exposé of birth, sex and abuse of both Jewish and non-Jewish women during the Nazi era. Based on twelve years of study of women's history during the Holocaust, it is a cutting-edge account of what women themselves said, thought and did. “Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women’s Voices Under Nazi Rule” has won a USA National Jewish Book Award, a
Canadian Vine Award for Jewish Literature, a CHOICE ‘Outstanding Academic Title’ Award, and a Canadian Jewish Literary Award, among many other distinguished awards.

About Betrayed: Child Sex Abuse in the Holocaust:

This ground-breaking book exposes a taboo aspect of Holocaust history: the sexual abuse of children. Children were sexually assaulted in ghettos, camps, on transit trains, while in hiding, and even when sent to supposed safety outside Europe. Children were assaulted by rescuers and peers who took advantage of their vulnerability. After the war, they were betrayed both by those who discounted their experiences, and by Holocaust scholars who refuse to acknowledge their stories or give credence to their memories.

About the Author:

Dr Beverley Chalmers has dedicated her life to studying women’s and children’s experiences in difficult social, political, economic and religious settings. She has held professorial appointments in Faculties of both Medicine and Social Sciences and served for decades as a maternal and child health consultant to numerous United Nations and other global health agencies. Her inter-disciplinary focus and extensive international research and experience provide a unique perspective on the Nazi era and on the Holocaust.

Book reviews:
“Sexual abuse was one of the many horrors that some children were forced to endure during the Holocaust. But their stories deserve to be told. ‘Betrayed’ is a well-written and researched, albeit difficult, read that gives these victims a voice to be heard.” (Dr Tessa Chelouche M.D, Unesco Chair of Bioethics, Haifa)

“Chalmers shows that children were sexually abused not only by people related to the occupying forces or by hostile strangers, but also by others, including some of their very protectors. Chalmers puts the children and their suffering in the center and makes their voices – their cries – heard; by doing so, she creates a wider awareness of this dreadful phenomenon, awareness that is crucial to anyone who wishes to build a better world for our children.”
(Noam Rachmilevitch, archivist at the Ghetto Fighter's House, Israel)

Birth Sex and Abuse “has an utterly unique, in-depth focus on all aspects of sexuality and reproduction during the Nazi regime”
(Prof Caroline Pukall, PhD, Prof of Psychology, Director of SexLab and Sex Therapy Services, Queen’s University Kingston, Canada)

Birth, Sex and Abuse: Women’s Voices Under Nazi Rule and Betrayed: Child Sex Abuse in the Holocaust are available from all major international booksellers including Amazon.

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