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Writing the Holocaust: Identity, Testimony, Representation

Zoë Vania Waxman


Arguing against the prevailing view that Holocaust survivors have come forward only recently to tell their stories, Writing the Holocaust examines the full history of Holocaust testimony, from the first chroniclers confined to Nazi-enforced ghettos and concentration camps, to today's survivors writing as part of collective memory. It shows how the conditions and motivations for bearing witness changed immeasurably through time. By relating testimony to the contexts in which witnesses testified, it reveals the multiplicity of Holocaust experiences, the historically contingent nature of victims' ... More

Keywords: holocaust, identity, testimony, representation, ghettos, concentration camps, holocaust survivors, witnesses, collective memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199541546
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541546.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zoë Vania Waxman, author
Fellow in Holocaust Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London
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