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Diaries, testimonies and memoirs of the Holocaust often include at least as much on the family as on the individual. Victims of the Nazi regime experienced oppression and made decisions embedded within families. Even after the war, sole survivors often described their losses and rebuilt their lives with a distinct focus on family. Yet this perspective is lacking in academic analyses.
 
In this work, scholars from the United States, Israel, and across Europe bring a variety of backgrounds and disciplines to their study of the Holocaust and its aftermath from the family perspective. Drawing on research from Belarus to Great Britain, and examining both Jewish and Romani families, they demonstrate the importance of recognizing how people continued to function within family units—broadly defined—throughout the war and afterward.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction: Why the Family?
  2. Kateřina Čapková and Eliyana R. Adler
  3. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part I. Family in Times of Genocide
  1. 1. The Romani Family before and during the Holocaust: How Much Do We Know? An Ethnographic-Historical Study in the Belarusian-Lithuanian Border Region
  2. Volha Bartash
  3. pp. 17-41
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  1. 2. Separation and Divorce in the Łódź and Warsaw Ghettos
  2. Michal Unger
  3. pp. 42-61
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  1. 3. Narrating Daily Family Life in Ghettos under Nazi Occupation: Concepts and Dilemmas
  2. Dalia Ofer
  3. pp. 62-84
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  1. 4. Uneasy Bonds: On Jews in Hiding and the Making of Surrogate Families
  2. Natalia Aleksiun
  3. pp. 85-100
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  1. Part II. Intervention of Institutions
  1. 5. Siblings in the Holocaust and Its Aftermath in France and the United States: Rethinking the "Holocaust Orphan"?
  2. Laura Hobson Faure
  3. pp. 103-114
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  1. 6. The Impact of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee's Aid Strategy on the Lives of Jewish Families in Hungary, 1945-1949
  2. Viktória Bányai
  3. pp. 115-127
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  1. 7. "For Your Benefit": Military Marriage Policies, European Jewish War Brides, and the Centrality of Family, 1944-1950
  2. Robin Judd
  3. pp. 128-138
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  1. Part III. Rebuilding the Family after the Holocaust
  1. 8. "Return to Normality?": The Struggle of Sinti and Roma Survivors to Rebuild a Life in Postwar Germany
  2. Anja Reuss
  3. pp. 141-155
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  1. 9. "I Could Never Forget What They'd Done to My Father": The Absence and Presence of Holocaust Memory in a Family's Letter Collection
  2. Joachim Schlör
  3. pp. 156-172
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  1. 10. "Looking for a Nice Jewish Girl . . .": Personal Ads and the Creation of Jewish Families in Germany before and after the Holocaust
  2. Sarah E. Wobick-Segev
  3. pp. 173-189
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  1. 11. The Postwar Migration of Romani Families from Slovakia to the Bohemian Lands: A Complex Legacy of War and Genocide in Czechoslovakia
  2. Helena Sadílková
  3. pp. 190-218
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 219-220
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 221-266
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 267-270
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-281
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781978819542
Related ISBN
9781978819511
MARC Record
OCLC
1182881192
Pages
286
Launched on MUSE
2020-08-10
Language
English
Open Access
No
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