Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Wonder of Their VoicesThe 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alan Rosen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195395129

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395129.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 24 February 2021

Summer, 1946, Part I

Summer, 1946, Part I

The European Expedition and the Ethnography of Testimony

(p.50) Chapter 2 Summer, 1946, Part I
The Wonder of Their Voices

Alan Rosen

Oxford University Press

This chapter chronicles the lead up to Boder's expedition; the establishment of his interview headquarters in a Paris still recovering from the war; his interview protocols; his frustrated desire to travel to the major German DP centers; and, in lieu of fulfilling that goal, the particular interview questions that he thought would help him assess the larger picture for Jewish DPs and the Jews of Europe in general. Although Boder described the European expedition as if his approach remained constant, he often deviated from these protocols or had multiple goals in mind. His own remarkable biography at times clearly shaped the approach. But he was mainly trying to adjust his method according to what he heard, a strategy which is revealed by a close reading of the first Paris interviews. The chapter concludes by describing the important “background” interviews, which centered on the controversy regarding the accelerating emigration of Jews from Poland. Through these interviews Boder hoped to understand where European Jews could find a postwar home.

Keywords:   Paris, European Jews, German DP centers, interview protocols, background interviews

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .