“Rape – a history of shame. Diary of the survivors” by Ms. Wiola Rebecka


Date: October 5th, 2021, 6:30pm – 8pm (Berlin local time CET)



Based on extensive work as a therapist with women raped during the genocides of the 20th century, this lecture will show their voices, experiences and healing. But publicly speaking about sexual violence is a challenge, especially talking about rape during conflict and war.

Because the images and ideas associated with rape are so intense and disturbing, opportunities to create change and awareness through dialogue are a challenge at best. However, only the evolution from “rape victims” to “rape survivors”, can create a major social change.



Wiola Rebecka, psychoanalyst of the International Psychoanalytic Association, an alumna member of the Women’s Institute Therapy Center NYC, board member of the Womenchapter International, clinical advisor of the Kosovo Rehabilitation Center Torture Victims.

Author of the book Rape a history of shame diary of the survivors, author of the project Rape a history of shame, fulfilled under Women’s Institute Therapy Center NYC.

Wiola Rebecka has long-term experiences working with sexual violence trauma; as a clinician, she is working with PTSD and with long-term consequences of the sexual violence during the war. Wiola Rebecka used to work on the field in Rwanda, Congo, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, RPA. Last five years, she is working in NYC, providing clinical services for the traumatized population. She is a Social Services Director of the Human Resources Administration / HANAC NYC.

Her personal family experiences/ Holocaust-inspired her work. Wiola’s Grandmother was imprisoned in Ravensbrück camp; she was one of the Rabbits from Ravensbruck; during the liberations, the Russian soldiers raped her. Wiola Rebecka is the third generation of Holocaust survivors.



This is a FREE on-campus (and hybrid) event, which will be held in English.


Please RSVP at this link: https://seu2.cleverreach.com/f/259429-305048/