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Lecture17/SeminarQ

Week 9, Lecture 17, Seminar Q: Survivor Testimonies

How useful are survivor testimonies as historical source?

How do you explain the 'double' or rather multiple' memory of the Second World war?

Essential Reading

Wrobel, Piotr, ‘Double Memory: Poles and Jews After the Holocaust’, East European Politics and Societies 11 ( Fall 1997), pp. 560-574. jstor

Mick, Christoph, 'Incompatible experiences: Poles, Ukrainians and Jews under Soviet and German Occupation', 1939-1944', Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 46, no. 2, (2011), pp. 336-363. jstor

Browning, Christopher R., 'Holocaust HIstory and Survivor Testimony', in Against the Grain: Jewish Intellectuals in Hard Times, ed. by Ezra Mendelsohn et.a. (New York, Oxford, 2013), pp. 277-284. Electronic Resource library

Web source: Survivor testimonies. http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/remembrance/multimedia.asp#!prettyPhoto