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Author Rice, Monika, author.

Title "What! Still alive?!" : Jewish survivors in Poland and Israel remember homecoming / Monika Rice.

Publication Info. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  940.5318094 R365w 2017    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First edition.
Description ix, 253 pages ; 23 cm.
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Modern Jewish history
Modern Jewish history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents In search of postwar memory -- The returning survivors: historical context -- The Central Jewish Historical Commission and its project of documenting survivors' stories -- First encounters with the neighbors as represented in the Jewish Historical Institute collection -- Yad Vashem testimonies in the context of Israeli history -- Memories of the first encounters as represented in the Yad Vashem collection -- Comparative analysis of the data: memory on a curve -- Toward building a collective memory.
Summary This book offers an examination of the complex memories of Jewish survivors returning to their homes in Poland after the Holocaust. These survivors left unparalleled testimonies of their first impressions with the Jewish historical commissions from 1944 to 1950. As many survivors found they were no longer welcome by their Polish neighbors, they chose to settle in the new state of Israel. Again, these surviving Jews left testimonies describing their postwar returns. In this book, author Monika Rice investigates the transformation of survivors' memories from the first account after their initial return to Poland and later accounts, recorded at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem between 1955 and 1970. Through close readings of these firsthand narratives, Rice traces the ways in which the passage of time and a changing geopolitical context influenced the survivors' memories.--From publisher description.
Subject ydowski Instytut Historyczny im. Emanuela Ringelbluma.
Yad a-shem, rashut ha-zikaron la-Sho'ah ela-gevurah.
Yad a-shem, rashut ha-zikaron la-Sho'ah ela-gevurah. (OCoLC)fst00539207
ydowski Instytut Historyczny im. Emanuela Ringelbluma. (OCoLC)fst01918518
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Jews -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Holocaust survivors -- Poland -- Attitudes.
Holocaust survivors -- Israel -- Attitudes.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Liberation.
Poland -- Ethnic relations.
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Jews. (OCoLC)fst00983135
Israel. (OCoLC)fst01204236
Poland. (OCoLC)fst01206891
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780815635536 (hardcover alkaline paper)
0815635532 (hardcover alkaline paper)
9780815635390 (paperback alkaline paper)
0815635397 (paperback alkaline paper)

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