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The Resource After such knowledge : memory, history, and the legacy of the Holocaust, Eva Hoffman

After such knowledge : memory, history, and the legacy of the Holocaust, Eva Hoffman

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After such knowledge : memory, history, and the legacy of the Holocaust
Title
After such knowledge
Title remainder
memory, history, and the legacy of the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Eva Hoffman
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Language
eng
Summary
Sixty years after the Holocaust, the author explores the difficult process of preserving an authentic version of its tragic events. As the Holocaust recedes in time, the guardianship of its legacy is being passed on from its survivors and witnesses to the next generation. How should they, in turn, convey its knowledge to others? What are the effects of a traumatic past on its inheritors? And what are the second generation's responsibilities to its received memories? In this meditation on the long aftermath of atrocity, Eva Hoffman--a child of Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust with the help of neighbors, but whose entire families perished--probes these questions through personal reflections, and through broader explorations of the historical, psychological, and moral implications of the second-generation experience. She examines the subterranean processes through which private memories of suffering are transmitted, and the more willful stratagems of collective memory. She traces the "second generation's" trajectory from childhood intimations of horror, through its struggles between allegiance and autonomy, and its complex transactions with children of perpetrators. As she guides us through the poignant juncture at which living memory must be relinquished, she asks what insights can be carried from the past to the newly problematic present, and urges us to transform potent family stories into a fully informed understanding of a forbidding history
Summary
Looks at the impact of keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust on children of survivors and the impact the atrocity has had on their lives
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New York Times Notable Book, 2004
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158814
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DLC
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1945-
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Hoffman, Eva
Dewey number
940.5318
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Memory
Target audience
adult
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memory, history, and the legacy of the Holocaust
Label
After such knowledge : memory, history, and the legacy of the Holocaust, Eva Hoffman
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-291) and index
Control code
ocm53325263
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 301 p.
Isbn
9781586480462
Lccn
2003066443
System control number
(Sirsi) ADM-1796
Label
After such knowledge : memory, history, and the legacy of the Holocaust, Eva Hoffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-291) and index
Control code
ocm53325263
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 301 p.
Isbn
9781586480462
Lccn
2003066443
System control number
(Sirsi) ADM-1796

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