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Collect and Record!: Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe

Laura Jockusch

Abstract

This book tells the story of Jewish survivors who pioneered Holocaust research in the immediate aftermath of World War II. Just liberated from Nazi terror, amidst political turmoil and privation, physically exhausted and traumatized women and men founded historical commissions and documentation centers throughout Europe to chronicle the Nazi Final Solution. By comparing the cases of France, Poland, and the Displaced Persons camps in Allied-occupied Germany, Austria, and Italy, the book explores the motivations and methods which guided survivors in compiling archives of tens of thousands of Naz ... More

Keywords: Displaced Persons, Jewish, documentation centers, historical commissions, archives, Holocaust historiography, Holocaust memory, posttraumatic recovery, postwar Europe, survivor silence, survivor testimony

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199764556
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764556.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Jockusch, author
Ben Gurion University

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