Memories of Silence

Trauma Transmission in Holocaust-Survivor Families and the Exiled Self
  • George Halasz


Helen epstein’s pioneering work began as a secret quest, ‘so intimate I did not speak of it to anyone. I set out to find a group of people who, like me, were possessed by a history they had never lived. I wanted to ask them questions, so that I could reach the most elusive part of myself Her search found and recorded the experiences of a group of people bound by a common legacy — the experience of being children of Holocaust survivors. What elusive part of herself was Helen Epstein seeking to discover? What was in the ‘iron box buried so deep inside me that I was never sure just what it was?’ Others have also searched. I also search.


Holocaust Survivor Holocaust Denial Personal Testimony Moral Agenda Great Shame 
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