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#1 Old 06-24-2011, 12:30 PM
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CNN posted this article about how rape during the Holocaust was mostly swept under the rug, as opposed to more recent genocides like Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur, etc. http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe...pe/index.html?
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#2 Old 06-24-2011, 02:36 PM
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It's not surprising - the discussion of sex crimes is a recent phenomenon, and even now, there is still such a stigma attached that people don't report or talk about it.

Rape has always been used to terrify, subjugate and humiliate the enemy.
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I studied the Holocaust for one of my dissertations and there were instances of female rape recorded although probably far fewer than were actually carried out. I didn't read many accounts about male rape either and I assume that must have been a crime that was covered up.
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