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Author Bar-On, Dan, 1938-2008.

Title Fear and hope : three generations of the Holocaust / Dan Bar-On
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995


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 MELB  940.53180922 Bar/Fah  AVAILABLE
Description 372 pages ; 25 cm
Summary From survivors to grandchildren, members of these families narrate their own stories across three generations, revealing their different ways of confronting the original trauma of the Holocaust. Dan Bar-On's biographical analyses of these life stories identify several main themes that run throughout: how family members reconstruct major life events in their narratives, what stories remain untold, and what is remembered and what forgotten. Together, these life stories and analyses eloquently explore the inter-generational reverberations of the Holocaust, particularly the ongoing tension between achieving renewal in the present and preserving the past
Genia spent two years in Auschwitz. Ze'ev fought with the Partisans. Olga hid in the Aryan section of Warsaw. Anya fled to Russia. Laura lived in Libya under the Italian fascist regime. All five survived the Holocaust, immigrated to Israel, and started families there. How the traumatic experience of these survivors has been transmitted, even transformed, from one generation to the next is the focus of Fear and Hope
Analysis Jews Genocide Survival
Notes Originally published as: Ben pahad le-tikvah
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [365]-368) and index
Notes Translation of: Ben paḥad le-tiḳṿah
Subject Children of Holocaust survivors -- Israel -- Biography.
Holocaust survivors -- Israel -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Personal narratives.
LC no. 94042016
ISBN 0674295226 (acid-free paper)
Other Titles Ben paḥad le-tiḳṿah. English