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Author Lenáš­in, Ronit.

Title Israel and the daughters of the Shoah : reoccupying the territories of silence / Ronit Lentin
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 256 pages)
Contents If I forget thee ... -- Introduction: the territories of silence -- 'Writing is the closing of circles' -- Breaking the conspiracy of silence -- Israel's New Hebrews 'memorise' the Jewish Shoah -- Israel's 'second-generation' -- The feminisation of stigma in the relationship between Israelis and Shoah survivors -- Counter-narratives : re-occupying the territories of silence -- Journeys end(s)
Summary The murder of a third of Europe's Jews by the Nazis is unquestionably the worst catastrophe in the history of contemporary Judaism and a formative event in the history of Zionism and the State of Israel. Understandably, therefore, the Shoah, written about, analyzed, and given various political interpretations, has shaped public discourse in the history of the State of Israel. The key element of Shoah in the Israeli context is victimhood and as such it has become a source of shame, shrouded in silence and subordinated to the dominant discourse which, resulting from the construction of a ""new
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-251) and index
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Subject Children of Holocaust survivors -- Israel -- Interviews.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives -- History and criticism.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Social aspects -- Israel.
Women -- Israel -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Personal narratives.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782388516 (electronic bk.)
9781782388517 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)