The Era of the Witness



The Era of the WitnessWhat Is The Role Of Survivor Testimony In Holocaust Remembrance Today Such Recollections Are Considered Among The Most Compelling And Important Historical Sources We Have, But This Has Not Always Been True In The Era Of The Witness, A Concise, Rigorously Argued, And Provocative Work Of Cultural And Intellectual History, Annette Wieviorka Seeks To Answer This Surpassingly Complex Question She Analyzes The Conditions Under Which Survivor Testimonies Have Been Produced, How They Have Been Received Over Time, And How The Testimonies Shaped The Construction Of History And Collective Memory Wieviorka Discerns Three Successive Phases In The Evolution Of The Roles And Images Of The Holocaust Witness The First Phase Is Marked By The Testimony Left By Those Who Did Not Survive The Holocaust But Managed Nevertheless To Record Their Experiences The Second, Most Important, Phase Is Centered On The Eichmann Trial, Which For Wieviorka Is The Moment 1961 1962 When A Broad Cultural Deafness To Survivors Stories Was Replaced By The Image Of The Witness As Bearer Of History The Author Follows The Changing Nature Of The Witness Into A Third Phase, Which She Calls The Era Of The Witness Especially Concerned With The Pedagogical And Political Uses To Which Survivor Testimony Has Been Put, Wieviorka Examines Factors That Determine When And How Survivor Testimonies Are Incorporated Into The Larger Narrative Of The Holocaust, According It A Privileged Place In Our Understanding By Exploring The Ways In Which The Holocaust Is Remembered, The Era Of The Witness Also Deepens Our Understanding Of How Testimony Can Help To Define Not Only Twentieth Century History But Also Recent Episodes Of Mass Killing That Are Only Now Becoming History.

Annette Wieviorka, n e le 10 janvier 1948, est une historienne fran aise, sp cialiste de la Shoah et de l histoire des Juifs au XXe si cle depuis la publication en 1992 de sa th se, D portation et g nocide entre la m moire et l oubli, soutenue en 1991 l universit Paris Nanterre.

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  • Paperback
  • 168 pages
  • The Era of the Witness
  • Annette Wieviorka
  • English
  • 05 October 2018
  • 9780801473166

10 thoughts on “The Era of the Witness

  1. Fx Garneau says:

    Comment crire l histoire quand un monde a disparu Quand le pr sent n existe plus, quelles questions l historien peut il poser au pass

  2. Jennifer says:

    In this text, Wieviorka examines how survivor testimonies evolved from the 1940s through the end of the 1990s, how societal response changed over that time, and the effects of those changes on history and collective memory To begin, the author highlights written testimonies from the time of the ghettos particularly Warsaw and those directly postwar The world response to Jewish testimony was not well received, however, and testimony became a function for survivors to...

  3. Sean says:

    interesting argument, particularly in the latter half of the book a few really problematic errors but I m not convinced they aren t a problem of the translation solid though.

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