Children in the Holocaust and its aftermath : historical and psychological studies of the Kestenberg Archive
Call Number940.53161 K42c
Statement of Responsibilityedited by Sharon Kangisser Cohen, Eva Fogelman, and Dalia Ofer.
Creators & ContributorsCohen, Sharon Kangisser
(editor)Saban, Gila Sandler
(contributor)Sossin, K. Mark
(contributor)Yasik, Anastasia E.
(contributor)Cohen, Sharon Kangisser
(contributor)Cohen, Beth B.
(contributor)Kestenberg Holocaust Child Survivor Archive
Summary"The testimonies of individuals who survived the Holocaust as children pose distinct emotional and intellectual challenges for researchers: as now-adult interviewees recall profound childhood experiences of suffering and persecution, they also invoke their own historical awareness and memories of their postwar lives, requiring readers to follow simultaneous, disparate narratives. This interdisciplinary volume brings together historians, psychologists, and other scholars to explore child survivors’ accounts. With a central focus on the Kestenberg Holocaust Child Survivor Archive’s over 1,500 testimonies, it not only enlarges our understanding of the Holocaust empirically but illuminates the methodological, theoretical, and institutional dimensions of this unique form of historical record." —Publisher
Introduction / Sharon Kangisser Cohen, Eva Fogelman and Dalia Ofer
Part I. Methodology
Part II. Immediate Postwar Period
- Age, Circumstance, and Outcome in Child Survivors of the Holocaust: Considerations of the Literature and a Report of a Study Using Narrative Content Analysis / Gila Sandler Saban, K. Mark Sossin, and Anastasia Yasik
Part III. Postwar Memory, Coping Mechanisms , and Adjustment
- A Child’s View: Children’s Depositions of the Central Jewish Historical Commission (Poland) / Sharon Kangisser Cohen
- Starting Over: Reconstituted Families after the Holocaust / Beth B. Cohen
- “Both Valuable and Difficult”: A Meeting Point between Historical and Psychological Interviews / Rita Horváth and Katalin Zana
Part IV. Non-Jewish Victims of War and Nazism
- Performative Memory-Making and the Future of the Kestenberg Archive / Stephenie Young
- Shadows of Memory and Intergenerational Legacies in Child Survivors’ Testimonies from the Kestenberg Archive / Dana Mihăilescu
- Symbolic Revenge in Holocaust Child Survivors / Nancy Isserman
- Resilience in Child Survivors: History and Application of Coding of the International Study of Organized Persecution of Children / Helene Bass-Wichelhaus
Part V. Personal Reflections
- “They Were Jews, but They Were Very Kind People”: Polish Language Testimonies in the Kestenberg Child Survivor Archive / Katarzyna Person
- War Children in Nazi Germany and World War II / Ilka Quindeau, Katrin Einert, and Nadine Teuber
- Insights into the German Interviews of the Kestenberg Archive: Children of Perpetrators and How They Dealt with Their Parents’ Actions Christina / Isabel Brüning
- Always Moving Forward / Andrew Griffel
Physical Description viii, 266 pages ; 24 cm
PublisherNew York : Berghahn Books
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2018 by Barbara & Herb Silber: "In memory of Esther z'l & Leon Kaufman z'l, Schindler Holocaust Survivors; in honour of their daughter Lyliane Thal on her 70th birthday, whose infinite love for her beautiful parents continues to live in her heart."