A Dutch woman entering military captivity with her husband...

... a German soldier, 1944.

"A Dutch woman is seen here with her husband, a German soldier that she had married during the German occupation of the Netherlands. Refusing to leave his side, she marched with the German prisoners to the Prisoner of War holding center. Picture taken in Walcheren, Zeeland, the Netherlands. November 1944."

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Child, Bride, Mother: Nigeria

Young women who were captives of Boko Haram speak.

"MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — After conquering Bama, the second-largest town in Nigeria’s Borno state, a small group of fighters from the militant Islamist group Boko Haram forced their way into the thatched-roof home of Hawa’s family, demanding the 15-year-old girl as a bride."

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New Book: Kinder des Zweiten Weltkriegs...

Stigmatisierung, Ausgrenzung, Bewältigungsstrategien. By Elke Kleinau, Ingvill C. Mochmann (Hg.). 

"Am 8. Mai 2015 jährte sich zum 70. Mal das Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Doch noch immer gibt es Bevölkerungsgruppen, die als »Kollateralschäden« des Krieges aus dem kollektiven Gedächtnis der Nationen schlichtweg herausfallen. Dieser Band thematisiert die Bedingungen und Folgen des Auf- wachsens von Kindern des Krieges, insbesondere von Wehrmachts- und Besatzungskindern im Europa der Nachkriegszeit. Er kann aufzeigen, dass bis heute Spuren des Krieges in den Gesellschaften präsent sind, und lenkt den Blick auf die Erforschung von Bewältigungsstrategien."

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Sex Slave Legacy...

... The Children of Islamic State.

"Islamic State fighters are known to keep sex slaves. Although they usually force the women to use contraception, many still become pregnant with their rapists' babies. The women who manage to escape are left with deep emotional scars."

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Documenting Violence Against Women...

... Even if It’s Hard to Look.

“Women, Not Victims: Moving Beyond Sexualized Atrocities During Genocide” is on view through March 31, and then again from May 2 through Aug. 31, at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove. (Source: nytimes)

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