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Survivor café : the legacy of trauma and the labyrinth of memory, Elizabeth Rosner

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Survivor café : the legacy of trauma and the labyrinth of memory
Title
Survivor café
Title remainder
the legacy of trauma and the labyrinth of memory
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Rosner
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As survivors of many of the twentieth century's most monumental events--the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fields--begin to pass away, Survivor Café addresses urgent questions: How do we carry those stories forward? How do we collectively ensure that the horrors of the past are not forgotten? Elizabeth Rosner organizes her book around three trips with her father to Buchenwald concentration camp--in 1983, in 1995, and in 2015--each journey an experience in which personal history confronts both commemoration and memorialization. She explores the echoes of similar legacies among descendants of African American slaves, descendants of Cambodian survivors of the Killing Fields, descendants of survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the effects of 9/11 on the general population. Examining current brain research, Rosner depicts the efforts to understand the intergenerational inheritance of trauma, as well as the intricacies of remembrance in the aftermath of atrocity. Survivor Café becomes a lens for numerous constructs of memory--from museums and commemorative sites to national reconciliation projects to small-group cross-cultural encounters. Beyond preserving the firsthand testimonies of participants and witnesses, individuals and societies must continually take responsibility for learning the painful lessons of the past in order to offer hope for the future. Survivor Café offers a clear-eyed sense of the enormity of our twenty-first-century human inheritance--not only among direct descendants of the Holocaust but also in the shape of our collective responsibility to learn from tragedy, and to keep the ever-changing conversations alive between the past and the present.--END FLAP
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosner, Elizabeth
Dewey number
940.53/18072
Index
no index present
LC call number
D804.3
LC item number
.R667 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Victims
  • Psychic trauma
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Collective memory
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
Label
Survivor café : the legacy of trauma and the labyrinth of memory, Elizabeth Rosner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-268)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Introduction -- Beech forest III -- The S-word -- The woman who had eight mothers -- They walked like ghosts -- Beech forest I -- 3G and the opposite of forgetting -- Stumbling stones -- Beech forest II -- Post memory and the paradox of artifice -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn972800863
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 268 pages
Isbn
9781619029545
Lccn
2017024774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Survivor café : the legacy of trauma and the labyrinth of memory, Elizabeth Rosner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-268)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Introduction -- Beech forest III -- The S-word -- The woman who had eight mothers -- They walked like ghosts -- Beech forest I -- 3G and the opposite of forgetting -- Stumbling stones -- Beech forest II -- Post memory and the paradox of artifice -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn972800863
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 268 pages
Isbn
9781619029545
Lccn
2017024774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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