Contested memory: A story of a kapo in Auschwitz-history, memory, and politics

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Abstract

Eliezer Gruenbaum (1908-1948), son of the Polish Zionist leader Yitzhak Gruenbaum, was a member of the Communist Party. As a prisoner of the Nazis in 1942-45, he became a "Kapo" in Birkenau. Focuses on competing Israeli narratives about him by writers from various political camps: communists, the Right, Orthodox Jews, etc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJewish Histories of the Holocaust
Subtitle of host publicationNew Transnational Approaches
EditorsNorman J.W. Goda
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherBerghahn Books
Pages238-249
Number of pages12
Volume19
ISBN (Electronic)9781782384427
ISBN (Print)9781782384410
StatePublished - 2014

RAMBI Publication

  • rambi
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Gruenbaum, Eliezer
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland
  • Kapos -- Poland
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists

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