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The Resource From victim to survivor : the emergence and development of the Holocaust witness, 1941-1949, Margaret Taft

From victim to survivor : the emergence and development of the Holocaust witness, 1941-1949, Margaret Taft

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From victim to survivor : the emergence and development of the Holocaust witness, 1941-1949
Title
From victim to survivor
Title remainder
the emergence and development of the Holocaust witness, 1941-1949
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Taft
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This original study into the development of the Holocaust witness is a groundbreaking contribution to the scholarship of early Holocaust testimony. From Victim to Survivor challenges the prevailing view that the Eichmann trial in 1961 was the impetus for the public emergence of the Holocaust witness. Through a close reading of diaries, memoirs, reports and chronicles, this book proves that the Holocaust witness emerged long before Eichmann was captured and before the world was ready to acknowledge their role and status. The book argues that witnesses to the Holocaust first strove to give meaning to the events that threatened their existence over a critical eight year period from 1941 until 1949, contributing to a shared understanding of what it meant to be a victim during the onslaught of the Final Solution and what it meant to be a survivor in the immediate post-war period. They confronted an unprecedented threat to their existence that they struggled to comprehend, along with the deliberate attempt by the Nazis to conceal it. After liberation, they encountered a climate of continued anti-Semitism, hostility, and indifference, both from the Allies and the world. By refusing to remain silent, victims and survivors made a meaningful and enduring contribution to their own communities at a time when few others showed an interest in or had an understanding of the Jewish experience of the Holocaust."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taft, Margaret
Index
index present
LC call number
D804.348
LC item number
.T34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust survivors' writings
  • Holocaust survivors
Label
From victim to survivor : the emergence and development of the Holocaust witness, 1941-1949, Margaret Taft
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From persecution to annihilation: The struggle to know and understand, June 1941-January 1943 -- Confronting the truth in a period of transition, 1944-1946 -- From private victim to public survivor, 1947-1949
Control code
849507746
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 220 pages
Isbn
9780853039761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)849507746
Label
From victim to survivor : the emergence and development of the Holocaust witness, 1941-1949, Margaret Taft
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From persecution to annihilation: The struggle to know and understand, June 1941-January 1943 -- Confronting the truth in a period of transition, 1944-1946 -- From private victim to public survivor, 1947-1949
Control code
849507746
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 220 pages
Isbn
9780853039761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)849507746

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