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Witnessing witnessing : on the reception of Holocaust survivor testimony

Witnessing witnessing : on the reception of Holocaust survivor testimony

Author: Thomas Trezise
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Witnessing Witnessing focuses critical attention on those who receive the testimony of Holocaust survivors. Questioning the notion that traumatic experience is intrinsically unspeakable and that the Holocaust thus lies in a quasi-sacred realm beyond history, the book asks whether much current theory does not have the effect of silencing the voices of real historical victims. It thereby challenges widely accepted  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Trezise
ISBN: 9780823244485 0823244482 9780823244492 0823244490
OCLC Number: 862053050
Description: xvi, 313 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Frames of reception --
Trauma and theory --
Art after Auschwitz, again --
Theory and testimony --
The survivor as other --
Responsibility: Thomas Trezise.
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Witnessing Witnessing approaches Holocaust survivor testimony by focusing attention on those who receive it. It challenges current theoretical views about trauma and the Holocaust that tend to  Read more...


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