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Author Jockusch, Laura.
Title Collect and record! : Jewish Holocaust documentation in early postwar Europe / Laura Jockusch.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.

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Author Jockusch, Laura.
Subject Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives -- History and criticism.
Holocaust survivors -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Historiography.
Memorial books (Holocaust)
Collective memory -- Europe.
Historiography -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Historiography.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 320 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This title 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.
Contents Early chroniclers of the Holocaust: Jewish historical commissions and documentation centers in the aftermath of the Second World War -- Khurbn-forshung: history writing as a Jewish response to catastrophe -- Writing French Judaism's "book of martyrdom": Holocaust documentation in liberated France -- Writing Polish Jewry's "greatest national catastrophe": Holocaust documentation in Communist Poland -- Writing history on packed suitcases: Holocaust documentation in the Jewish displaced persons camps of Germany, Austria, and Italy -- History writing as reconstruction: the beginnings of Holocaust research from the perspective of its victims.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780199979578
9780199764556 (hardback : acid-free paper)
OCLC # 827952108
Additional Format Print version 9780199764556

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