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Trauma in First Person : Diary Writing During the Holocaust (Paperback) (Amos Goldberg)

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What are the effects of radical oppression on the human psyche? What happens to the inner self of the powerless and traumatized victim, especially during times of widespread horror? In this bold and deeply penetrating book, Amos Goldberg addresses diary writing by Jews under ****** persecution. Throughout Europe, in towns, villages, ghettos, forests, hideouts, concentration and labor camps, and even in extermination camps, Jews of all ages and of all cultural backgrounds described in writing what befell them. Goldberg claims that diary and memoir writing was perhaps the most important literary genre for Jews during World War II. Goldberg considers the act of writing in radical situations as he looks at diaries from little-known victims as well as from brilliant diarists such as Chaim Kaplan and Victor Kemperer. Goldberg contends that only against the background of powerlessness and inner destruction can Jewish responses and resistance during the Holocaust gain their proper meaning.

Number of Pages: 344.0
Genre: History, Literary Criticism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Author: Amos Goldberg
Language: English
Street Date: October 19, 2017
TCIN: 52146507
UPC: 9780253030023
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-9699

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