Die Churbn-Literatur von Rivka Kwiatkowski-Pinchasik





Rivka Kwiatkowski-Pinchasik, In zikhere Hent, Gordonia, Ghetto Lodz


This article introduces Rivka Kwiatkowski-Pinachsik`s documentary and literary response to the Holocaust by considering her early post-war writings about the activities of the Zionist youth movement Gordonia in the Łódź ghetto and one example of her literary response. Both reactions by the Yiddish writer, who has remained relatively unnoticed in research, aim to show the bravery of passive resistance, as her contemporary Yiddish writer Mordechai H. Kroshnitz calls it, and to address those who cannot comprehend the conditions and atmosphere that prevailed in the ghettos and camps. In three stories presented about the life in the Łódź ghetto, this is done, through critically examining gender roles and by exploring the role shifts between adolescent children and adults.

Author Biography

  • Jonna-Margarethe Mäder, Ruhr University, Center for Religious Studies

    Jonna-Margarethe Mäder works as a lecturer and research associate at the Chair for Jewish Religion in Past and Present Times of the Center for Religious Studies (CERES) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. She completed her Master of Arts in Religious Studies and History in 2015 and her PhD at Center for Religious Studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in 2021. Her book Reden über Religion? Handlungsorientierte Argumentationsstrategien frühneuzeitlicher jüdischer Autoren based on her Dissertation was published in 2022. She is currently pursuing her research interests, which include analysing argumentative strategies used in addressing both non-Jewish audiences and Jewish responses to antisemitism within in the BMBF funded joint project Empowering Police Officers and Teachers in Arguing Against Antisemitism (EMPATHIA³).




How to Cite

“Die Churbn-Literatur Von Rivka Kwiatkowski-Pinchasik”. 2024. S: I.M.O.N. Shoah: Intervention. Methods. Documentation. 11 (1): 91-106. https://doi.org/10.23777/sn.0124/art_jmad01.