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Olga's Blanket: Trauma, memory and witnessing women in the Sydney Jewish museum

Andrews, Susan


This article analyses the gendered significance of a small blanket made from human hair which was donated to the Sydney Jewish Museum by a Holocaust survivor, Olga Horak. It forms part of the museum's Holocaust exhibition where Olga works as a volunteer guide. The blanket represents a testimonial object that carries in its fabric the personal stories of women's witnessing and suffering of events of the Holocaust. This article gives a brief overview of how the Sydney Jewish Museum provides...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Feminist Studies
DOI: 10.1080/08164649.2011.595358


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