Children in the Holocaust and Its Aftermath: Historical and Psychological Studies of the Kestenberg Archive by Cohen, Sharon Kangisser

Children in the Holocaust and Its Aftermath: Historical and Psychological Studies of the Kestenberg Archive

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The testimonies of individuals who survived the Holocaust as children pose distinct emotional and intellectual challenges for researchers: as now-adult interviewees recall profound childhood experiences of suffering and persecution, they also invoke their own historical awareness and memories of their postwar lives, requiring readers to follow simultaneous, disparate narratives. This interdisciplinary volume brings together historians, psychologists, and other scholars to explore child survivors' accounts. With a central focus on the Kestenberg Holocaust Child Survivor Archive's over 1,500 testimonies, it not only enlarges our understanding of the Holocaust empirically but illuminates the methodological, theoretical, and institutional dimensions of this unique form of historical record.



Author: Sharon Kangisser Cohen
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Published: 11/23/2018
Pages: 276
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.83lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.58d
ISBN13: 9781789200805
ISBN10: 1789200806
BISAC Categories:
- History | Modern | 20th Century | Holocaust
- Social Science | Children's Studies
- Psychology | Developmental | Child

About the Author

Sharon Kangisser Cohen is the Director of the Director of the Diane and Eli Zborowski Centre for the Study of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath and the Deportation Project at the The International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem. She is, in addition, a lecturer at Haifa University and the Rothberg School for international students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her most recent book, Testimony and Time: Survivors of the Holocaust Remember, was published in 2015 by Yad Vashem.