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Trauma and Origins: Post-Holocaust Genealogists and the Work of Memory

Stein, Arlene


In the 1970s, as children of Holocaust survivors reached adulthood, many began to excavate, piece together, and re-fashion their fractured family histories. This movement achieved momentum in the 1980s and 1990s, as the so-called "second generation" moved into middle age. Drawing from data gleaned from participant observation on a listserv for children of survivors and from interviews, I argue that those who engage in post-Holocaust genealogy are searching for coherent narratives that place...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Qualitative Sociology
DOI: 10.1007/s11133-009-9131-7


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