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Approaching an Auschwitz Survivor
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Approaching an Auschwitz Survivor: Holocaust Testimony and its Transformations

Jürgen Matthäus

Abstract

Presenting a new departure on Holocaust testimony, this book combines analytical reflections by scholars from different backgrounds on the post-war memories of one survivor, Helen “Zippi” Tichauer. Born in Bratislava in 1918, she came to Auschwitz in spring 1942 in the second transport of Jewish women from Slovakia, and was one of the few early arrivals who survived Auschwitz and its evacuation. Against the background of Zippi's early post-war and later memories, this book raises key questions on the meaning and usages of survivor testimony. What do we know and how much can we understand, sixt ... More

Keywords: Holocaust, history, historiography, testimony, survival, gender, oral history, Nazi Germany, Nazi death camps, Auschwitz

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195389159
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389159.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jürgen Matthäus, editor
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

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