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Tragedy & Triumph: Early Testimonies of Jewish Survivors of World War II

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  • Tragedy & Triumph: Early Testimonies of Jewish Survivors of World War II 
    Title: Tragedy & Triumph: Early Testimonies of Jewish Survivors of World War II
    Author: HODGE FREDA
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 01/12/2018
    Imprint: MONASH UNIVERSITY PUBLISHING
    Price: $34.95
    Publishing status: Active

    After the liberation of German-occupied Europe by the
    Allies, Displaced Persons camps were established to house the vast numbers of
    displaced people of all nationalities.
    The Jewish survivors, who called themselves She'erit Hapletah, the `Surviving Remnant', could not be repatriated
    to their countries of origin because anti-Semitism amongst the local
    populations was still rampant. Because
    of the Cold War, the Allies were not concerned with the Jewish experiences
    during the Holocaust.


    The leaders of the Jewish communities realised they had to
    record the history of the Holocaust to prevent a distortion of the facts. They
    created Historical Commissions in Germany and elsewhere to collect Jewish
    survivors' testimonies, photographs, documents and artefacts as a record of
    Jewish life prior to and during the War. The testimonies were given in
    Yiddish.


    Until now these testimonies remained untranslated and
    therefore inaccessible to most historians. The Munich Historical Commission
    published a journal series called Fun
    Letzten Khurben, `From the Last Catastrophe', in which 100 Yiddish testimonies appeared.


    The thirty translated testimonies in Tragedy and Triumph provide significant historical information,
    such as the names of Nazi perpetrators, descriptions of the atrocities in the
    camps and ghettos as well as details about the struggle to survive.

    ISBN: 9781925523676
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