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Writing the Holocaust

Zoë Vania Waxman

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199541546
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191709739 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541546.001.0001

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

Writing the Holocaust

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Arguing against the prevailing view that Holocaust survivors 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 and concentration camps, to today's survivors writing as part of collective memory. It shows how the conditions and motivations for bearing witness changed immeasurably through time. By relating testimony to the contexts in which witnesses testified, it 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, what survivors remember is substantially determined by the context in which they are remembering.

Keywords: holocaust; identity; testimony; representation; ghettos; concentration camps; holocaust survivors; witnesses; collective memory

Book.  240 pages. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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