Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Narratives of Second-Generation Holocaust Trauma: Artistic Expression and Jewish-American Commemorative Practices in the Works of Spiegelman, Roth and Potok
by Goldstein, Ilana, M.A., The George Washington University, 2020, 83; 27956017
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis seeks to explore the works of three different Jewish-American authors to argue that, whether through fiction or nonfiction, second-generation Holocaust literature reflects the frustration with second-hand trauma, the perception of pressure from the first-generation and response to communal memorial practices which has a profound impact on the cultivation of personal Jewish-American identity.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Schreiber, Evelyn
Commitee: Mitchell, David
School: The George Washington University
Department: English
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: MAI 81/11(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Holocaust Studies
Keywords: Holocaust narratives, Jewish-American Literature, Trauma
Publication Number: 27956017
ISBN: 9798645448349
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