Visiting scholar speaks of women in the Holocaust

The experience of Jewish women in Nazi concentration camps was the topic when Dr. Myrna Goldenberg, professor emerita at Montgomery College and the author of two books on women in the Holocaust, spent a day at Bexley High School recently. Speaking in history classes and at a lunch for faculty and community members, Dr. Goldenberg described how women were separated from their children and suffered terrible abuse, and how they used their domestic skills to form their own brand of “family.” Women, she said, “took care of one another.”

Dr. Goldenberg was invited to Bexley by Nancy Mallory, who teaches the BHS Holocaust Seminar, initiated in 2007 by Dr. Ben Trotter, now retired. The Holocaust Scholar Program is made possible by annual gifts to BEF from the Charles and Debbi Sugarman family.