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Limit‐Experiences of Human Life

Tania Oldenhage

in Parables for Our Time: Rereading New Testament Scholarship after the Holocaust

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150520
eISBN:
9780199834549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515052X.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter develops a critical reading of what Oldenhage calls the “limit‐rhetoric” in Ricoeur's 1975 essay “Biblical Hermeneutics.” Oldenhage points out that during the 1970s the notion of limit ... More


Emotional Memory in Survivors of the Holocaust: A Qualitative Study of Oral Testimony

Robert N. Kraft

in Memory and Emotion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195158564
eISBN:
9780199848126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158564.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Housed in archives throughout the world are videotaped oral testimonies documenting the memories of individuals who have lived through prolonged ... More


Introduction: Listening to Kentucky’s Holocaust Survivors

Arwen Donahue

in This is Home Now: Kentucky's Holocaust Survivors Speak

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125473
eISBN:
9780813135212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125473.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details an event which occurred in May 2005. Hundreds of people were gathered to hear six Holocaust survivors speak. These speakers had come from different states—Louisville, Lexington, ... More


“This Is Not What I Want”: Holocaust Testimony, Postmemory, and Jewish Identity

Diane L. Wolf

in Diasporas and Exiles: Varieties of Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228641
eISBN:
9780520926899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228641.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a case study of a survivor for whom the Shoah is indeed central. The subject is Jake, a Polish Hasid, for whom a bitter taste of galut, rather than an empowering diaspora, is ... More


Witnessing Witnessing: On the Reception of Holocaust Survivor Testimony

Thomas Trezise

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823244485
eISBN:
9780823252732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244485.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Witnessing Witnessing focuses critical attention on those who receive the testimony of Holocaust survivors. Questioning the notion that traumatic experience is intrinsically unspeakable and that the ... More


Justice as Interpersonal

Mona Sue Weissmark

in Justice Matters: Legacies of the Holocaust and World War II

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195157574
eISBN:
9780199848485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157574.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes the first meeting of Nazis' children and the children of Holocaust survivors through group discussions sponsored by the Harvard ... More


This is Home Now: Kentucky's Holocaust Survivors Speak

Arwen Donahue

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125473
eISBN:
9780813135212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125473.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The term “Holocaust survivors” is often associated with Jewish communities in New York City or along Florida's Gold Coast. Traditionally, tales of America's Holocaust survivors, in both individual ... More


“I Am Other”: The Holocaust Survivor's Point of View in Yehudit Hendel's Short Story “They Are Others”

Nurith Gertz

in Divergent Jewish Cultures: Israel and America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084269
eISBN:
9780300130218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084269.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter introduces a woman's perspective in order to unravel the gendered dimensions of the process of creating a national identity, uncovering a profound ambivalence animating Yehudit Hendel's ... More


The Journeys of Child Refugees, Lost and Rediscovered

Tony Kushner

in Journeys from the Abyss: The Holocaust and Forced Migration from the 1880s to the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940629
eISBN:
9781786945051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940629.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Using the concept of place, this chapter explores the child survivors who came to Britain after the end of the war and initially settled in the Lake District. It explores how the heritage of the ... More


A Holocaust Syndrome?: Relations between the Federal Republic and American Jewish Organizations in the 1980s

Jacob S. Eder

in Holocaust Angst: The Federal Republic of Germany and American Holocaust Memory since the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190237820
eISBN:
9780190237851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237820.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship between the Kohl government and the American Jewish community during the 1980s. Helmut Kohl wanted to “normalize” West Germans’ relationship to the Nazi past. ... More


The Pursuit of Death in Holocaust Narrative

Lawrence L. Longer

in Narrative and Consciousness: Literature, Psychology and the Brain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195140057
eISBN:
9780199847402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140057.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

While autobiographical narratives are often associated with how a certain person has lived his or her life, exploring memories concerning the Holocaust would involve testimonies about death and how ... More


Suicides of German Jews, 1933–1945

Christian Goeschel

in Suicide in Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199532568
eISBN:
9780191701030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532568.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

In the Third Reich, suicide became a routine phenomenon among German Jews. This chapter concentrates on Nazi Germany, but also goes beyond the confines of the Third Reich: to exile, to Auschwitz, and ... More


Only Time Will Cover the Taint

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter critically explores the point of view of Israelis who do not want to hear Wagner's music in their concert halls because of his supposedly anti-Semitic views. Richard Wagner's work was ... More


Diaspora and the Holocaust: Primo Levi, Jean Améry and the Art of Returning the Blow

Bryan Cheyette

in Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300093186
eISBN:
9780300199376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093186.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Auschwitz survivors Primo Levi and Jean Améry. It argues that the differences between Levi and Améry are precisely to do with Levi’s good fortune in returning to his family ... More


Healing Stories in Law and Literature

Shulamit Almog

in Trauma and Memory: Reading, Healing, and Making Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754057
eISBN:
9780804768122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754057.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter adopts a literary perspective and portrays “the poetic of trauma” as consisting of fractured, revised, and delayed stories. It addresses stories of trauma with reference to their own ... More


Poetic Affairs: Celan, Grunbein, Brodsky

Michael Eskin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758314
eISBN:
9780804786812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758314.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book deals with the complex interface between literature and life through the prism of the lives and works of three poets: the German-Jewish poet and Holocaust survivor, Paul Celan (1920–1970); ... More


After Auschwitz: What Is a Good Death?

Timothy Pytell

in Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233588
eISBN:
9780823241811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233588.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

It comes as no surprise that suicide among Holocaust survivors is high. A few of the most recognizable figures are Bruno Bettelheim, Paul Célan, Jerzy Kosinski, Jean Améry, Tadeusz Borowski, and ... More


Norman J.W. Goda, Barbara McDonald Stewart, Severin Hochberg, and Richard Breitman (eds.), To the Gates of Jerusalem: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1945–1947. Bloomington and Washington, D.C.: Indiana University Press, in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2015. 297 pp.

Richard I. Cohen (ed.)

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190912628
eISBN:
9780190912659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912628.003.0045
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Society

This chapter reviews the book To the Gates of Jerusalem: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1945–1947 (2015), edited by Norman J.W. Goda, Barbara McDonald Stewart, Severin Hochberg, and ... More


An Irony of History: Ephraim Kishon’s German Triumph

Gabriel N. Finder

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines Ephraim Kishon’s (1924–2005) phenomenal success in Germany. A Holocaust survivor, Kishon emigrated from Hungary to Israel in 1949, and became one of its most popular humorists ... More


The Civil Remedy for Genocide

Augustine Brannigan

in Beyond the Banality of Evil: Criminology and Genocide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674626
eISBN:
9780191766893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674626.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The rise of the restorative justice movement has created interest in remedies for genocide and analogous crimes other than individual criminal indictment and retribution. These include reparations ... More


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