Simon Srebnik: Narratives of a Holocaust Survivor

  • Christian Delage
Part of the Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research - A Palgrave and IAMCR Series book series (GTMCR)


To show the functioning of different platforms and presentation circumstances, Delage deploys and examines the written, oral, and audiovisual testimonies of Holocaust survivor Simon Srebnik between 1945 and 1997. He argues that audiovisual transmission communicates the survivors’ body language, voice texture, and moments of silence that are as critical for understanding trauma as the content of the testimony itself. By contrasting and comparing the modes of delivery, Delage suggests that established archives need to contemplate and anticipate future platforms for the preservation of audiovisual Holocaust testimonies. He also draws lessons concerning ethical standards for public use of human rights testimonies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Delage
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  1. 1.Institut d’histoire du temps présent (CNRS/Université Paris 8), Université Paris LumièresParisFrance

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