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After Such Knowledge
By Eva Hoffman

After Such Knowledge

Memory, History, and the Legacy of the Holocaust export ed

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After Such Knowledge by Eva Hoffman

Book Description

As the Holocaust recedes 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 what are the second generation's responsibilities to its received memories? In this meditation on the long aftermath of atrocity, Eva Hoffman - a child of Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust with the help of neighbours, but whose entire families perished - probes these questions through personal reflections, and through broader explorations of the historical, psychological, and moral implications of the second-generation experience. As she 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 newly problematic present, and urges us to transform potent family stories into a fully informed understanding of a forbidding history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586483043
ISBN-10: 1586483048
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Eva Hoffman

Eva Hoffman was born in 1945 in Cracow, Poland. Her Jewish family hid throughout the war, finally emigrating to Canada in 1959, when Eva was 13. Educated in America, Hoffman now splits her time between London and Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is a visiting professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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