After Such Knowledge

After Such Knowledge

Memory, History, and the Legacy of the Holocaust

Book - 2004
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Looks at the impact of keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust on children of survivors and the impact the atrocity has had on their lives.

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Polish-born American writer Hoffman wonders what meaning the Holocaust holds for people like her who did not experience it, and how they can pass that meaning on to subsequent generations. She traces the evolution from event to fable to psyche to narrative to morality to memory, from the past to the present. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
As the Holocaust recedes from us in time, the guardianship of its legacy is being passed on from its survivors and witnesses to the next generation. How should they, in turn, convey its knowledge to others? What are the effects of a traumatic past on its inheritors, and the second generation's responsibilities to its received memories?
As Eva Hoffman ponders the ambiguous consequences of the cultural preoccupation with the Holocaust and guides us through the poignant juncture at which living memory must be relinquished, she asks what insights can be carried from the past to the present, and urges us to transform potent family narratives into a fully informed understanding of a forbidding history.

Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, [2004]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9781586480462
Branch Call Number: 940.5318 HOFFM
Characteristics: xv, 301 pages ; 22 cm


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