Women had an experience that often differed from that of the men. Due to their physical and emotional makeup , along with their role as traditional caretaker for the children, they experienced pressures and horrors unknown to men. In my research at Yad Vashem in Israel I was able to gather information that sheds light on their experience. Often men, at least initially after the Shoah, could not understand why their experience would be unique. The writings of people such as Charlotte Delbo, Carol Rittner, Gerta Klein, Vladka Meed, Fania Fenelon,Dalia Ofer and Ida Fink, as well as others, enable us to learn about their experiences.