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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


Holocaust Narratives and their Impact: Personal Identification and Communal Roles

Hannah Kliger, Bea Hollander-Goldfein, and Emilie S. Passow

in Jewishness: Expression, Identity and Representation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113454
eISBN:
9781800340336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113454.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses Holocaust survivors' stories told today not just as witness accounts, but as narratives expressing life stories that become integrated into family identities and are retold by ... 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


In Search for Meaning Through Survivors’ Memoirs: Intergenerational Healing Processes in Families of Holocaust Survivors in the Israeli Context

Adi Duchin and Hadas Wiseman

in Finding Meaning: An Existential Quest in Post-Modern Israel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190910358
eISBN:
9780190910389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190910358.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The authors studied intergenerational processing and search for meaning in families in which the Holocaust survivor wrote and published a memoir. Survivors’ writing of their traumatic narrative and ... 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


Growing Up in the Shadow of the Past: Second-Generation Holocaust Survivors’ Childhoods as Depicted in Israeli Documentary Films

Liat Steir-Livny

in No Small Matter: Features of Jewish Childhood

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197577301
eISBN:
9780197577332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197577301.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Holocaust survivors were represented in Eretz Israeli documentary cinema. In the initial period from 1945 until the 1960s, documentaries, as was the case for ... More


Catskills Idyll: Children of Holocaust Survivors and the Bungalow Colony Experience, 1950s–1960s

Hannah Levinsky-Koevary

in No Small Matter: Features of Jewish Childhood

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197577301
eISBN:
9780197577332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197577301.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Since the early part of the 20th century, the Catskill Mountains of New York State (also known as “the Borscht Belt”) was famous for its hotels and resorts. This chapter explores a lesser-known ... 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


‘My Song, You Are My Strength’: Personal Repertoires of Polish and Yiddish Songs of Young Survivors of the Łódz Ghetto

Joseph D. Toltz

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32: Jews and Music-Making in the Polish Lands

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906764739
eISBN:
9781800343306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764739.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter investigates the songs in Yiddish and Polish remembered by survivors of the łódz ghetto. It draws on interviews with two teenage survivors of the łódz ghetto who settled in Australia ... More


The Revival of Jewish Life

Jonathan Webber, Chris Schwarz, and Jason Francisco

in Rediscovering Traces of Memory: The Jewish Heritage of Polish Galicia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781786940872
eISBN:
9781800343382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940872.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter talks about the people who are creating and maintaining projects that memorialize both the Jewish life that existed in Polish Galicia for centuries and the enormity of the Holocaust ... 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


Hannah Pollin-Galay, Ecologies of Witnessing: Language, Place, and Holocaust Testimony. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 335 pp.

Anat Helman (ed.)

in No Small Matter: Features of Jewish Childhood

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197577301
eISBN:
9780197577332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197577301.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Hannah Pollin-Galay's Ecologies of Witnessing: Language, Place, and Holocaust Testimony (2018), a watershed book exploring the connection between place and historical ... More


Arnost Lustig Children of the Holocaust: (Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1995); pp. 516

Michael Greenstein

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 11: Focusing on Aspects and Experiences of Religion

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774051
eISBN:
9781800340688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774051.003.0041
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter reviews Arnost Lustig's Children of the Holocaust. Children of the Holocaust brings together two earlier collections of short stories, Night and Hope and Diamonds of the Night, as well ... More


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