Keepers of Memory: The Holocaust and Transgenerational Identity (Lexington Studies in Jewish Literature) (Paperback)

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Keepers of Memory answers the question of how descendants of Holocaust survivors remember the Holocaust, the event that preceded their birth but has shaped their lives. Through personal stories and in-depth interviews, Rich examines the complicated relationship between history, truth, and memory. Keepers of Memory explores topics that include how stories of survival become stories of either empowerment or trauma for the descending generations, career choice as a form of commemoration, religion, and family life. Ultimately, this work paints a compelling picture of the promises and pitfalls of memory and points to implications for memory and commemoration in the coming generations.

About the Author


Jennifer Rich is director of the Rowan Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and assistant professor of sociology at Rowan University in New Jersey.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781498586665
ISBN-10: 149858666X
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: October 15th, 2021
Pages: 132
Language: English
Series: Lexington Studies in Jewish Literature