Reflections on Resistance and Gender

  • Nechama Tec


The third Reich, as a coercive, oppressive political system, created a fertile ground for the emergence of underground movements. All resistance in Europe was a reaction to the German systematic subjugation and murder of the conquered populations. Recently there has been an upsurge in the attention given to non-Jewish and Jewish resistance. This interest, however, is unmatched by systematically accumulated knowledge about anti-German opposition. Instead, inquiries about resistance in general, and Jewish resistance in particular, contain many more questions than answers. This scarcity of historical evidence might have in part originated in certain inherent characteristics of underground movements.


Personal Interview Jewish Woman Resistance Group German Woman Guerrilla Warfare 
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