On Listening to Holocaust Survivors: Recounting and Life History

Synopsis

Based on twenty years of the author's interviews and re-interviews with a group of Holocaust survivors--the first longitudinal study of Holocaust retelling--this landmark book describes how survivors recount their memories of the destruction. "It is not a story," insists one survivor of his memories. "It has to be made a story. In order to convey it." Guided by the author, readers directly follow the ways survivors can and--just as important-the ways they cannot "make stories" for the nightmarish "not-story" they remember.

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