Writing the Holocaust: Identity, Testimony, Representation - Oxford Historical Monographs (Hardback)
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Writing the Holocaust: Identity, Testimony, Representation - Oxford Historical Monographs (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 16/11/2006
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Arguing against the prevailing view that Holocaust survivors (encouraged by a new and flourishing culture of 'witnessing') have come forward only recently to tell their stories,Writing the Holocaust examines the full history of Holocaust testimony, from the first chroniclers confined to Nazi-enforced ghettos to today's survivors writing as part of collective memory. Zoe Waxman shows how the conditions and motivations for bearing witness changed immeasurably. She reveals the multiplicity of Holocaust experiences, the historically contingent nature of victims' responses, and the extent to which their identities - secular or religious, male or female, East or West European - affected not only what they observed but also how they have written about their experiences. In particular, she demonstrates that what survivors remember is substantially determined by the context in which they are remembering.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199206384
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 220 x 145 x 17 mm


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Writing the Holocaust represents an important contribution to the field of Holocaust studies. * Andrea Reiter, Mortality *
...thought-provoking and an inspiration for further work in this area in the future. * Journal of Jewish Studies *
a wonderful introduction to Holocaust literature, especially early Holocaust literature; and it is an informed and intelligent discussion, for even the most advanced students of the Holocaust, of the role of literature in shaping our understanding of the Shoah, and understanding the lives and destinies of those victims who did and did not survive (survivors were also victims). * Michael Berenbaum, Journal of Genocide Research *

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