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Approaching an Auschwitz survivor : Holocaust testimony and its transformations

Author: Jürgen Matthäus
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, New York : Oxford University Press, 2010. ©2009
Series: Oxford oral history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Five Holocaust scholars reflect on the testimony of one survivor, Helen "Zippi" Tichauer and watch her testimony--and scholarly responses to it--evolve over the years"--Provided by publisher.

"Will be of interest not only to Holocaust scholars but anyone interested in oral history and the elaboration of its cultural significance."--Roger I. Simon, Holocaust Studies.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Personal narratives
Interviews
Named Person: Helen Tichauer; Helen Tichauer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Matthäus
ISBN: 9780199772537 0199772533
OCLC Number: 698376482
Description: x, 211 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: What Does it Mean? Holocaust testimony and the story of Helen "Zippi" Tichauer --
Designing survival : a graphic artist in Birkenau / Konrad Kwiet --
Recapturing the past : individuality and cooperation in Auschwitz / Nechama Tec --
Displacing memory : the transformations of an early interview / Jürgen Matthäus --
Living on : remembering Feldafing / Atina Grossmann --
Distant encounter : an Auschwitz survivor in the college classroom / Wendy Lower --
Conclusion : What have we learned? --
Appendix : English translation of an interview : Conducted by David Boder with Helen Tichauer.
Series Title: Oxford oral history series.
Responsibility: edited by Jürgen Matthäus.

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"Five Holocaust scholars reflect on the testimony of one survivor, Helen "Zippi" Tichauer and watch her testimony--and scholarly responses to it--evolve over the years"--Provided by publisher.

"Will be of interest not only to Holocaust scholars but anyone interested in oral history and the elaboration of its cultural significance."--Roger I. Simon, Holocaust Studies.

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Should be read by all who produce and consume writings and arts about the Holocaust. CHOICE

 
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