Between adult narrator and narrated child: autobiographical writing by former members of the kindertransporte

Hammel, Andrea (2005) Between adult narrator and narrated child: autobiographical writing by former members of the kindertransporte. Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, 11 (2). pp. 62-73. ISSN 1359-1371

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Abstract

This essay uses several autobiographical texts by former members of the Kindertransporte to discuss the tension between institutional history and personal life stories in relation to a number of issues present in these texts. Authenticity, group identity, the cultural construct of the ‘child’ concept and the fragmented self are examined within the framework of Holocaust memoir writing and cultural and autobiographical theory. The essay argues for a multidimensional analysis of such autobiographical texts to reach a wider audience within and outside Holocaust studies.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DD History of Germany
Depositing User: Andrea Hammel
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:38
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2012 14:29
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/27170
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