American Jews and the Shoah Where is God? It was a German decision. A dead body lies on the streets of the Warsaw ghetto. Nazis patrol the burning ghetto of Warsaw. Thanks for any insight.
Ruth Bondy writes that the one decision that men did not have to face in Auschwitz-Birkenau in June was a decision that only the mothers faced.
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Yet we also find many testimonies of some gender specific coping skills. In the concentration camps both women and men faced a very different set of threats and challenges. But this was also due to the lack of jobs in the Warsaw ghetto. When it became increasingly known that transports and selections led directly to extinction, a striking number of memoirs and testimonies tell of women who refused to abandon their mothers and instead chose to face death with them. Between Dignity and Despair: It was now their responsibility to take care of the family.