Breaking Crystal: Writing and Memory after Auschwitz

Efraim Sicher (Editor)

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"The first multidisciplinary study of its kind, Breaking Crystal examines how members of the generation after the Holocaust in Israel and the United States confront through their own imaginations a traumatic event they have not directly experienced. Among the questions this groundbreaking work raises are: Whose memory is it? What will the collective memory of the Holocaust be in the twenty-first century, after the last survivors have given testimony? How in the aftermath of the Holocaust do we read and write literature and history? How is the memory inscribed in film and art? Is the appropriation of the Holocaust to political agendas a desecration of the six million Jews? What will the children of survivors pass on to the next generation?"
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUrbana
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
Number of pages378
ISBN (Print)0252022807, 0252066561, 9780252022807, 9780252066566
StatePublished - 1998


  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Schreiben nach Auschwitz
  • 17.93 themes and motives in literature
  • Children of Holocaust survivors, Writings of
  • Schrijven
  • Auschwitz
  • Judeus
  • Nachkomme
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature
  • Israeli literature
  • Überlebender
  • Gedenken
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) in literature
  • Literatur
  • Auswirkung
  • Israel
  • Judenvernichtung
  • Letterkunde


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