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Elisabeth Maria Krimmer
University of California, Davis (Davis, CA 95618-6153)
German Women and World War II

Killing Care analyzes the roles of German women as victims of, complicit participants in, and perpetrators of violence in World War II: as auxiliary forces in the German army, as nurses, as refugees, as rape victims, and as Holocaust survivors. Although there is a growing body of work on women's involvement in war, the relation between women and war remains underanalyzed and undertheorized. Drawing on memoirs as well as prose fiction by German-language authors, Killing Care tries to create a framework that helps us understand women's involvement in war.

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Project fields:
European History; Gender Studies; German Literature

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$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2015 – 6/30/2016