Sexually explicit memoir of women’s abuse in Nazi camps finally sees the light

Second-generation trauma expert Helen Epstein publishes late mother Franci Rabinek Epstein’s manuscript, initially rejected in mid-1970s for being ahead of its time

When Czech-American Holocaust survivor Franci Rabinek Epstein wrote a frank, sexually explicit memoir of her wartime experiences in the mid-1970s, no one was interested in publishing it. Told from a decidedly female perspective, Epstein’s memoir was well ahead of its time.

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