Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 September 2014

256 Pages | 11 b/w halftone


ISBN: 9780199733583

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Reluctant Witnesses

Survivors, Their Children, and the Rise of Holocaust Consciousness

Arlene Stein

  • The first book to tell the story of the rise of Holocaust consciousness in the United States from the perspective of survivors and their descendants
  • Draws on an unusual and wide range of sources, including the memoirs of children of survivors, analyses of survivor testimonies, interviews with children of survivors, and the author's own personal reflections of her family story
  • Argues that Holocaust consciousness did not emerge until the 1970s and 80s when the children of survivors moved into adulthood and coaxed their parents to share pains and make them public

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