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Honors College Thesis
This thesis explores the different types of sexual violence present during and immediately after World War II and focuses specifically on the European Theater of the war. Memoirs, journals and diaries were used as primary sources. This research focuses on the overlapping themes of sexual violence in the form of forcible rape and sexual violence as a means of protection and survival. The goal of this research is to provide a comprehensive view of the complexity surrounding many situations in which sexual violence occurred. It also aims to partially fill the gap in historical literature on this topic, and bring the different types of sexual violence during wartime to the forefront of academic discussion in this field.
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Chiasson, Cassidy L., "Silenced Voices: Sexual Violence During and After World War II" (2015). Honors Theses. 340.