You Shall Tell Your Children: Holocaust Memory in American Passover Ritual

You Shall Tell Your Children: Holocaust Memory in American Passover Ritual

by Liora Gubkin
     
 


  Liora Gubkin critiques commemorations that violate memory by erasing the value of everyday life that was lost and collapse the diversity of responses both during the Shoah and afterward. She recounts oral testimonies from Holocaust survivors, cites references to the holiday in popular American culture, and analyzes examples of actual haggadot. Ultimately,… See more details below

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  Liora Gubkin critiques commemorations that violate memory by erasing the value of everyday life that was lost and collapse the diversity of responses both during the Shoah and afterward. She recounts oral testimonies from Holocaust survivors, cites references to the holiday in popular American culture, and analyzes examples of actual haggadot. Ultimately, Gubkin concludes that it is possible and important to make a space for Holocaust commemoration, all the time recognizing that haggadot must be constantly revisited and “performed.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813541945
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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