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Case Study: “Above all, we need the WITNESS”: The Oral History of Holocaust Survivor

Jessica Wiederhorn

in The Oxford Handbook of Oral History

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780195339550
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195339550.013.0017

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Case Study: “Above all, we need the WITNESS”: The Oral History of Holocaust Survivor

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Holocaust survivor and witness accounts began long before the Second World War ended. Diaries, journals, letters, notes hidden, buried, and stuffed into jars or between floor boards were mostly lost and destroyed, but those that have been recovered express desperation to tell, to document, to bear witness, and to commemorate. This article records the oral history of holocaust survivors. Together with the countless thousands of testimonies that would be recorded during the next sixty years, these eyewitness accounts would change the face of research and education, not only in the field of Holocaust studies but across academic boundaries. Together with the countless thousands of testimonies that would be recorded during the next sixty years, these eyewitness accounts would change the face of research and education, not only in the field of Holocaust studies but across academic boundaries. The second half of the twentieth century saw a renewed interest in holocaust narratives.

Keywords: Holocaust survivor; journals; Second World War; oral history; holocaust studies

Article.  4603 words. 

Subjects: History ; Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing

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