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Who is a survivor? Child Holocaust Survivors and the Development of a Generational Identity


Rebecca Clifford


Clifford, Rebecca. (2018). Families after the Holocaust: between the archives and oral history. Oral History 46(1), 42-54


In April 1983, the first American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors brought together thousands of adult survivors, child survivors, and children of survivors in the largest event of its kind ever held. This article explores the role of the Gathering in establishing a sense of generational belonging for child Holocaust survivors.