Witnesses Who Were Not There: Literature of the Children of Holocaust Survivors (JS2250W)
Catalog Description: Fiction and non-fiction produced by children of Holocaust survivors.
From the Syllabus: While much has been written about and by those who survived the German concentration camps during World War II, both fiction and nonfiction, relatively little has been written about and by the children of these survivors. Beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s, however, these “second generation” children began to raise their voices and discuss the Holocaust’s impact on their lives, though they were not themselves present in the camps. This course is designed to look at these responses, as seen in both memoirs and fictional productions, in an attempt to understand the rationales and motivations behind their authors’ diverse reactions to the events.
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Tags: AXLE-HCA, Core Area 4: Culture/Philosophy/Literature, Eligible for English, Eligible for European Studies, Eligible for Religious Studies, Fall 2016, Fall 2017, fall 2018, Graduate Catalog, Holocaust, Literature, Meyer, Spring 2016, Writing Course