Brutality and Desire

War and Sexuality in Europe’s Twentieth Century

  • Dagmar Herzog

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

About this book


Tracing sexual violence in Europe's twentieth century from the Armenian genocide to Auschwitz and Algeria to Bosnia, this pathbreaking volume expands military history to include the realm of sexuality. Examining both stories of consensual romance and of intimate brutality, it also contributes significant new insights to the history of sexuality.


20. Jahrhundert 20th century Europe fascism France history Judaism Soviet Union Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) women

Editors and affiliations

  • Dagmar Herzog
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36006-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-23429-1
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