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Limmud Vancouver takes place at the King David High School, 41st and Willow.
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Sunday, February 9 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Reproduction and Sexuality in the Nazi Era
The Nazis abused reproduction and sexuality to create an ideological ‘Master Race.’   They prohibited those deemed ‘Life unworthy of life’ from having sex or reproducing while promoting these among those deemed ‘worthy of life.’  Holocaust literature gives exhaustive attention to ‘direct’ means of exterminating Jews, by using gas chambers, torture, starvation, disease, and intolerable conditions in ghettos and camps, and by the Einsatzgruppen.  Manipulating reproduction and sexuality – as a less ‘direct,’ but also abusive, method of genocide of Jews, or its antithesis - geno-coercion among ‘Aryans,’- has not yet received the same attention, and will be examined in this presentation.       

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Beverley Chalmers

Dr. Chalmers' research specializes in examining the birth experiences of women in difficult religious, social, political and economic situations. These settings reveal challenging circumstances ranging from political and economic repression in Apartheid South Africa, and in the former Soviet Union, religiously inspired cruelty of female genital mutilation, and over-medicalization of birth in the technologically developed world. None of these... Read More →

Sunday February 9, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Upstairs Room #3 King David High School