Writing to Remember: The Role of the Survivor
This chapter charts the path of the ‘liberated prisoners’ and their gradual re-categorization over time, first as ‘Displaced Persons’, and eventually as ‘survivors’. It shows how the post-war introduction of the concept of ‘the Holocaust’ to describe survivors' experiences, and the adoption of the post-war identity of the survivor as witness, acted as organizational frameworks for survivors' experiences, enabling personal experiences of suffering to be viewed as essential components of a collective historical event.
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