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Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory

Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory
Author: Lawrence L. Langer
ISBN 13: 9780300052473
ISBN 10: 300052472
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 1993-01-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 235
List Price: $28.00

This important and original book is the first sustained analysis of the unique ways in which oral testimony of survivors contributes to our understanding of the Holocaust. Langer argues that it is necessary to deromanticize the survival experience and that to burden it with accolades about the "indomitable human spirit" is to slight its painful complexity and ambivalence.

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