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Introduction: Boder's Happy Idea

Alan Rosen

in The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395129
eISBN:
9780199866588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395129.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The introductory chapter establishes a postwar context for Boder's interview project, examines misconceptions about testimony during this period, raises the issue of America's response to the ... More


‘Not Read and Consumed in the Same Way as Other Books’: Identification and the Genre of Testimony

Robert Eaglestone

in The Holocaust and the Postmodern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265930
eISBN:
9780191708596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265930.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues for the singularity of Holocaust testimonies as a genre. Analysing a range of commentary on testimonies by survivors and critics, it finds the current ideas about this form of ... More


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


The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder

Alan Rosen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395129
eISBN:
9780199866588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395129.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Recent Holocaust survivor videotestimony brought these witnesses into the limelight. Yet the success of these projects made it seem that was little previous survivor testimony. In truth, thousands of ... More


Epilogue: Rewriting the History of Holocaust Testimony

Alan Rosen

in The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395129
eISBN:
9780199866588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395129.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Boder's project compels to revise our view of the history of Holocaust testimony. Early postwar testimony deserves to be viewed on its own terms, as unbelated testimony. The special distinction of ... 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


Minimalism and Victim Testimony

Carolyn J. Dean

in Aversion and Erasure: The Fate of the Victim After the Holocaust

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780801449444
eISBN:
9780801460333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449444.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the writings of four authors—Saul Friedländer, Jan T. Gross, Lawrence Langer, and Berel Lang—in order to explore the uses of minimalism. Minimalism here is defined as any ... More


Musical Memories of Terezín in Transnational Perspective

Amy Lynn Wlodarski

in Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music, and Postwar German Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199367481
eISBN:
9780199367504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199367481.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, Western

Drawing on testimonies preserves at the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testemonies, this chapter challenges the representation of Terezín as a place of solely positive musical memories. To ... 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


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