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Child survivors of the Holocaust in Greece : memory, testimony and subjectivity

By: Hantzaroula, Pothiti (University of the Aegean, Greece)

Part of the Routledge Studies in Second World War History series
1138579491 / 9781138579491
Published 30/11/2020
24 cm 312 pages
Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly  Learn More Undergraduate

A historical investigation of children's memory of the Holocaust in Greece illustrates that age, generation and geographical background shaped postwar Jewish identities.

The examination of children's narratives deposited in the era of digital archives enables an understanding of the age-specific construction of the memory of genocide, which shakes established assumptions about the memory of the Holocaust. In the context of a global Holocaust memory established through testimony archives, the present research constructs a genealogy of the testimonial culture in Greece by framing the rich source of written and oral testimonies in the political discourses and public memory of the aftermath of the Second World War.

The testimonies of former hidden children and child survivors of concentration camps illuminate the questions that haunted postwar attempts to reconstruct communities, related to the specific evolution of genocide in Greece and to the rising anti-Semitism of postwar Greece. As an oral history of child survivors of the Holocaust, the book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of the history of childhood, Jewish studies, memory studies and Holocaust and genocide studies.


HBTZ1 The Holocaust, HBW Military history, HBWQ Second World War, HRJ Judaism, JFSR1 Jewish studies, JPFQ Fascism & Nazism

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