Approaching an Auschwitz Survivor: Holocaust Testimony and its Transformations

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J?rgen Matth?us
Oxford University Press, Aug 18, 2009 - History - 224 pages
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Atina Grossmann, Konrad Kwiet, Wendy Lower, J?rgen Matth?us, and Nechama Tec analyze the testimony of one Holocaust survivor, Helen "Zippi" Spitzer Tichauer. This book's new, multifaceted approach toward Zippi's unique story combined with the authors' analysis of key aspects of Holocaust memory, its forms and its functions, makes it a rewarding and fascinating read.
 

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Contents

What Does It Mean? Holocaust Testimony and the Story of Helen Zippi Tichauer
1
A Graphic Artist in Birkenau
7
Individuality and Cooperation in Auschwitz
27
The Transformations of an Early Interview
49
Remembering Feldafing
73
An Auschwitz Survivor in the College Classroom
95
What Have We Learned?
119
English Translation of an Interview Conducted by David Boder with Helen Tichauer
123
NOTES
175
BIBLIOGRAPHY
203
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
205
INDEX
207
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Director, Applied Research, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

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