During the interview sessions, the author experienced firsthand the distress and difficulty survivors endured in sharing their stories, many for the first time. Details were often too painful to recall, and several survivors have explained the inadequacy of language to convey the sights, sounds, smells, humiliation, degradation, and sheer terror endured. Also, given the challenge of building new lives in the austerity of the postwar world, survivors were often too busy to dwell on the past, and if they wished to speak – few seemed willing to listen.
Despite the brutality and degradation endured, these testimonies are not just images of darkness and despair. Instances of mutual support, goodness, and small gestures of reciprocated kindness are recalled as well. There are countless examples of how, even in the most deprived, degrading, and cruel circumstances, people held firm to their humanity and steadfastly clung to the values that their parents and communities had bequeathed them. Even "Jewish humor" persisted.
Título original: Remembering: Voices of the Holocaust - A New History in the Words of the Men and Women Who Survived. (2006) (*)
Tapa dura: 448 páginas
Editor: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc; Edición: 1st Carroll & Graf Ed (23 de febrero de 2006)
(*) Datos añadidos por moderación, abril-2020
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