Approaching an Auschwitz Survivor (Heftet)

Holocaust Testimony and Its Transformations

Serie: Oxford Oral History Series 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2011
Antall sider: 224
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Oxford Oral History Series
ISBN/EAN: 9780199772537
Omtale: Approaching an Auschwitz Survivor
Among sources on the Holocaust, survivor testimonies are the least replaceable and most complex, reflecting both the personality of the narrator and the conditions and perceptions prevailing at the time of narration. Scholars, despite their aim to challenge memory and fill its gaps, often use testimonies uncritically or selectively-mining them to support generalizations. This book represents a departure, bringing Holocaust experts Atina Grossmann, Konrad Kwiet, Wendy Lower, Jurgen Matthaus, and Nechama Tec together to analyze the testimony of one Holocaust survivor. Born in Bratislava at the end of World War I, Helen "Zippi" Spitzer Tichauer was sent to Auschwitz in 1942. One of the few early arrivals to survive the camp and the death marches, she met her future husband in a DP camp, and they moved to New York in the 1960s. Beginning in 1946, Zippi devoted many hours to talking with a small group of scholars about her life. Her wide-ranging interviews are uniquely suited to raise questions on

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