Inherited Memories: Israeli Children of Holocaust Survivors

Inherited Memories: Israeli Children of Holocaust Survivors

by Tamar Fox

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ISBN-13: 9780304339051
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1999
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
Mapx
Introduction1
Part 1Europe: narrating the parents' past11
Nobody can understand what happened there13
I wonder if that was my mother's train21
She didn't tell me what happened23
We didn't feel any Holocaust trauma26
I will do the finding out after they die29
The whole village knew and the whole village heard32
He turned my childhood into a nightmare45
I found out only after she died48
How, who and why? I have no idea51
They never defined themselves as Holocaust survivors54
She didn't believe that people were being burned57
The war was my eternal competitor61
Heroism is easier to deal with64
You take a child, just leave him on the ... on the platform. Will you see him again?72
Quite a few people owe this part of the journey to my father77
It's not only the Ashkenazis, it's the Greeks, too83
Maybe if one of my sisters told you, it would sound different86
Part 2Israel95
Introduction97
Early childhood: family and school104
Finding out109
School113
The Eichmann trial117
Holocaust Day ceremonies129
Inner world - contemplation136
Humour139
Growing up142
The typical child of survivors?142
Therapy148
Forming identities155
Religion155
Politics163
Germany176
Past effect, present view182
Return184
The lesson - a final word188
References192
Index197

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