We Won’t See Auschwitz

This collection introduces the reader to third-generation Holocaust narratives, exploring unique perspective of writers and demonstrating ways in which memory trauma extend into future.

After their grandmother’s death, Jérémie and his brother attempt to learn more about family’s Jewish-Polish roots. But is less interested in how the Holocaust affected family understanding what it means be Jewish Polish today’s world. They decide not do trail—they won’t go Auschwitz—but instead Zelechów, village where grandfather was born; Warsaw, hometown; Kraków, city that hosts Europe’s largest festival of culture. In quest for identity, they gradually put together pieces history, while at same time discovering a country still by its past culture greater than themselves. Praise We Won’t See Auschwitz: “A beautifully illustrated document two brothers who visit Poland seeking cultural heritage.” —Shelf Awareness

The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture reflects current approaches to literature that open up future thinking on representation. chapters consider diverse generational perspectives—survivor writing, second third generation—and genres—memoirs, poetry, novels, graphic narratives, films, video-testimonies, other forms literary cultural expression. In turn, these perspectives create interactions among generations, genres, temporalities, contexts. volume also participates in the ongoing project responding talking through moments rupture incompletion represent an opportunity contribute making meaning continuation narratives past. As such, this pose options for reading texts, offering openings further discussion exploration. inquiring body interpretive scholarship Shoah becomes itself a story, narrative materially extends our inquiry into history.

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